I’m slowly working my way through all the whiskeys available to buy in my local Dunnes store.
A bottle I’ve avoided up until now eventually made it into my basket.
It was one of West Cork Distillers first offerings – and is a mainstay on the whiskey shelves at Dunnes.
Despite looking like a whiskey – golden brown in colour – at only 22% – clearly isn’t.
There is no mention of whiskey on the label either – so perhaps ‘spirit drink’ or ‘liqueur’ would be a more apt descriptor.
The nose is caramelly sweet – the label states added E150a – a bit of vanilla with a hint of woodiness too.
Initially watery – not a great deal going on – a slight touch of heat towards the finish – some soft woody spice – but the sweetness dominates.
The back label suggests a serving with ginger ale.
Probably a good idea.