A few years ago I walked into a Scottish supermarket & noted the variety & depth of whisky choices far exceeded that provided in similar Irish stores.
Well not any longer!
Lidl have just released 5 different styles of whiskey under their own exclusive Dundalgan brand – made for them by West Cork Distillers.
Comprising of a blend, charred cask blend & 3 single malts finished in Stout, IPA or Sherry casks – there’s a bottle to suit every palate!
Having recently enjoyed West Cork’s own Stout Cask – I thought I’d diversify into the Dundalgan IPA.
I wasn’t disappointed!
A fresh, light, bright & gently fruity note greeted me with a bit of depth.
Quite rich on the palate, the IPA cask brought some interesting & complex notes to this malt.
A touch of welcoming spice & gentle prickliness on the finish gave character to this engaging edition.
Ironically I’m not an IPA fan when it comes to beer – I find them too bitter – but this Dundalgan whiskey works a treat!
Makes me want to try out the whole range!