What is it that makes Irish whiskey so distinctive?
The first time I tried this was tasted blind when a friend bought a bottle and asked me to tick boxes on a sheet.
I ticked Irish immediately, then grain, then<10yr
Whatever that aroma is, I like it - a lot!
N: Well that Irishness is here in abundance, and there's barley and a fairly complex fruitiness that I don't get as peaches but as something more exotic. Can't place it though.
P: As Malty says, the palate is very different and I agree on the hazelnuts, but I also get a little rubber balloon. Now, I'm particularly sensitive to sulphur normally and this balloon flavour would normally set alarm bells ringing but it is actually well-controlled and doesn't degenerate into sulphur at all.
It's sweet, smooth, creamy and delicious.
F: Fairly long on that Irish flavour and the nuts
I do like this stuff