Country: Ireland
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Type: Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey
Bottler: Distiller
ABV: 56.2%
Score: 95 points

Midleton Dair Ghaelach Bluebell Forest Edition. Image courtesy Irish Distillers Pernod Ricard.As with all six of the Bluebell Forest bottlings, this whiskey was finished in Virgin Irish Oak barrels made from wood cut from a single tree in the Bluebell Forest at Castle Blunden Estate near Kilkenny. The nose is very aromatic with hints of pine and cedar balanced nicely by honey, berry cobbler, and muted spices. The taste is mouth-coating, rich, and full of pot still spices that don’t overpower the sweeter notes of honey, butterscotch, straw, and a hint of citrus tartness. The finish has that slight tartness with long, lingering spices. (March, 2018)