The growing sales & popularity of Irish Whiskey continues to attract new entrants into the category.
Lockdown Brands – you can guess when they were formed – recently released their Moore’s range of spirits.
Moore’s Irish Whiskey sports a proud stag on the label – with little else over and above the legal requirements.
There’s a sweet sherried depth to the nose, the usual caramel flavours & a bit of a spirity kick.
Smooth, honeyed & mouth coating, the palate gently hugs in an warming embrace.
An engaging dry tingling fades slowly away on the finish.
With ever more esoteric cask finishes & proclamations of provenance – the stripped back simplicity & no nonsense approach of Moore’s is refreshing.
Mariah Carey dominates social media with her Black Irish liqueur – but Moore’s Irish Cream Liqueur faces no legal dispute – as far as I know – and is currently available to purchase in Ireland.
Rather than sporting a golden mermaid look, Moore’s is adorned with a humble grazing cow – the source of the Irish cream used.
In the glass Moore’s Irish Cream Liqueur has the appearance & consistency of rich full-fat milk about it.
Only on nosing & tasting does a whisper of whiskey make it’s presence felt over the rich creaminess & melted milk chocolate experience.
An Irish Wolfhound graces Moore’s Irish Gin – but never having acquired an appreciation of this juniper led category – I’ll leave it to others for appraisal.
Overall I’m somewhat attracted to the laid back & simple approach offered by Moore’s.
There’s a traditional appeal to the honeyed blend style of whiskey.
The brand also puts Co Laois on the spirits map.
Best wishes to Moore Drinks & Lockdown Brands in their new venture.