When a particular distillery’s output wins 2 blind tasting sessions – you take notice.
Both Mourne DEW’s Blend and Single Malt stood out for me,
So I purchased their miniature set to try them out side by side.
The Kilbroney Gin went down well with my better half,
Allowing me to concentrate on the others!
Pooka Poitín, 43%
The colour immediately intrigued me. A pale straw hue – similar to the whiskeys – obviously a bit of barrel ageing going on – 10 weeks is allowed.
An entertaining floral note greeted me – with a hint of woody smoke. Oily smooth mouthfeel with enticing flavours. A touch of nuttiness on the finish topped off with a pleasing drying prickleness.
A rather unique poitín offering – very happy with this one!
Mourne DEW Blend, 40%
Like encountering an old friend!
A clean & fresh nose, smooth honeyed palate drying out towards the finish leaving with a tingling spiciness.
A characterful little number!
Mourne DEW Single Malt, 43%
Just a word on the colour – of the 3 – it appears the palest!
Clearly no caramel here & a relatively young malt – which works well for a peater – as the nose brings me back to sitting by an open turf fire!
What can I say about this one?
A delightfully young & vibrant peater – loved it!
For a small distillery nestled on the pretty banks of Carlingford Lough in Warrenpoint – Mourne DEW are releasing a flavourful range of spirits to charm & entertain.
The Essence Of Mourne – works wonders for me!