Type: Blended Irish Whiskey
Bottler: Pearse Lyons Distillery
Score: 88 points
One of the initial whiskies released with the 2017 opening of Dublin’s Pearse Lyons Distillery, this whiskey includes mature spirit from the same stills when they were installed at the Carlow Brewing Company while Dublin’s historic St. James’s Church was being renovated to become the distillery’s home. The whiskies in this expression are between 3 and 5 years old and matured in ex-Bourbon casks.
The nose has hints of lemon and lime citrus, along with honeycomb, spearmint, dried flowers, and a hint of straw for a well-balanced aroma. The taste has chocolate mint, caramel, baking chocolate, honey, vanilla, a nice maltiness, and a touch of oak. The finish has subtle spices and hints of spearmint and vanilla. (November, 2017)