Whiskey finished in an ever increasing array of fancy casks appears to be de rigueur right now – so it’s always refreshing to get back to basics with an ex-bourbon cask only Irish Whiskey.
Even if ex-bourbon maturation only became a ‘thing’ due to American Bourbon legislation which states new – or virgin – American oak casks must be used in the production of bourbon – resulting in all those once used casks being shipped to Ireland to be refilled to mature our whiskey.
And with Barr an Uisce 16yo it tastes damn fine.
A honeyed nose.
Rich vanilla coming through on the palate which is both clean, sharp & enticing.
The finish excites with an engaging bite on the 46% ABV presentation.
A classic ex-bourbon cask matured Irish Whiskey.
A joy to encounter!
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