I get a frisson of excitement welcoming every new Irish Whiskey released to market.
Each and everyone of them are further confirmation of the renewed growth, revitalised confidence & appreciation of the category.
Back in 1405 a certain ‘Richard Magrannell died from taking a surfeit of aqua vitae,’ – as written in the Annuls Of Clonmacnoise – the earliest confirmed record attributed to the spirit that became whiskey.
Seven Churches has a bold & attractively designed bottle – adorned with an artists impression of the Clonmacnoise site itself & historical notes too.
Initially a good hearted spirity kick greeted me – followed by touches of caramel & a hint of star anise.
Rather unusual – but very engaging.
Very easy on the palate with a lovely warm embrace.
The long lasting finish brought out more star anise with a pleasant prickly spice dancing merrily away.
Overall quite a light & refreshing offering possessing a degree of character with intriguing & entertaining flavours.
Hat’s off to Seven Churches!