Whiskey is constantly changing & evolving.
It might just be the labels.
It could be the distillery owners.
Or perhaps even the recipe.
Well the Tyrconnell Single Malt has definitely experienced the first two items – has the third one altered?
I tried out a couple of miniatures to find out.
The old one came first.
Quite spirity, but the warming vanilla & caramel notes are reassuring.
Mellow to begin with, a decent fruitiness develops, lovely soft spices open up at the end leaving a satisfyingly long warm finish.
A good runner.
Onto the new one.
I must say the new label is cleaner & fresher.
There is additional information too. ‘Double Distilled’ appears – as well as ‘Mit Farbstoff’ – (added caramel) – and the distillery of origin – Cooley.
Not that any of it altered the flavour – as I could find no discernible difference to the enjoyment of this malt.
There might have been a slight enhancement of the taste – but whether this was due to my knowledge there’s an extra boost of ABV to 43% is debatable.
This is still a nice clean & easy fruity single malt.
Hopefully it will be running for a long time yet – especially as the new horse is heading the opposite way to the original!