Niche Drinks Company Tasting Notes

Posted: July 1, 2016 in Blended Irish Whiskey, Blended Whisky

The Quiet Man “An Fear Ciuin” Traditional Blended Irish Whiskey 40%

Tasted: June 2016

Nose : Initially honeyed and luscious with white fruit and crisp, but sweet grain notes. Lightly herbal with developing sweet fruit and hints of oak and light smoke.

Palate: A little leaner than the nose would suggest and showing more of the dried fruit grain notes. However it has some pleasant barley, apricot and subtle oak moments.

Finish: Long and lightly smoky with crisp, gippy, lightly herbal grain and spices.

Conclusion: A delightful blend. The grain component feels like it has some age and more than makes up for the lessened malt character on the palate.

The Quiet Man “An Fear Ciuin” Traditional Blended Irish Whiskey 40%

Re-Tasted: Nov 2016

Full and bananary with oodles of sweet barley and hints of crunchy grain. Pleasantly estery with pineapple, apricot and some soft vanilla oak.

The palate is quite cereally to begin with but show a pleasant softness when the sugar coated banana, apricot and oak arrive. A little straightforward but deep with sweet and light spiced grain notes. Good length with a little bittering spice and creamy coffee. It doesn’t feel as lean as the last time I tasted it.

The Quiet Man “An Fear Ciuin” Traditional Blended Irish Whiskey 40%

Re-Tasted: Jan 2017

Nose: Punchy, honey drizzled banana, apricot, lime, mango, pineapple with a crunchy sherbet note. Vibrant and full, with late barley and vanilla notes.

Palate: Full, barley’d and bananary with hints of apricot, cereal, toffee, coffee and grainy spice.

Finish: Long and grainy with a wonderfully vibrant spicy finale.

Conclusion: A classic Irish blend with a lovely progression and spicy finish

 

 

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