Finishing off my miniature sample selection from the Celtic Whiskey Bar & Larder is this tasty trio of Irish Whiskey.
Starting with Ballydoyle, a blend produced for the famous horse Racing Stables in Tipperary,
First Spirits 8yo Peated Malt follows – peat isn’t just a Scotch flavour you know,
Concluding with Wicklow brand Barr an Uisce 10yo Single Malt.
Ballydoyle Irish Whiskey, 40%
Light straw in colour. Leathery, fruity, sweet caramel & vanilla nose. Lovely rich mouthfeel. Classic ex-bourbon cask Irish Whiskey – & a very nice example too!
First Spirits 8 Year Old Peated Malt, 46%
I’m drawn to the lightness of colour in peated whiskey. I’m drawn even more to the rich smokiness of imbibing such a creation. First Spirits satisfies my smoky cravings!
Barr an Uisce 10 Year Old Single Malt, 46%
Golden brown spirit. Sweet dark fruity nose. Enjoying the woody influence on the palate. A very fine aged single malt.
What a fabulous trio of Irish Whiskey!
With a never ending array of increasingly exotic cask finishes it’s a welcome treat to go ‘back-to-basics’ with wonderfully produced ex-bourbon cask matured Irish Whiskey.
Each had their own special charms, every one offered different elements, yet all connected to my senses.
Obviously First Spirits peater was my favourite – but the others were a delight to savour.
What Irish Whiskey do you savour?
All bottle images courtesy Celtic Whiskey Shop & Celtic Whiskey Bar & Larder.
Further information on Ballydoyle Irish Whiskey here, First Spirits here & Barr an Uisce here.