Niche Drinks Company Tasting Notes

Posted: July 1, 2016 in Irish Whiskey, Unspecified Irish Malt Whiskey

The Quiet Man “An Fear Ciuin” 2006 (8 year old) 40%

Tasted: Nov 2015

Nose: On the one hand it’s a lightly estery and slightly soapy nose but on the other it’s edgy and slightly grainy with green apple, pineapple, apricot and bolstering creamy oak. With time hints of dunnage.

Palate: A little underpowered and watery. Straightforward with hints of honey, apricot, earth and creamy oak. A little grassy note adds balances but the oak begins to dominate.

Finish: Good length with some light buzzy spices amid the toffee’d oak.

Conclusion: Not the greatest Irish whiskey I’ve ever tasted, but then again it’s not the worst.

The Quiet Man “An Fear Ciuin” 2006 (8 year old) 40%

Re-Tasted: Nov 2016

Full and estery like the blend, but showing more honey. Beautifully sweet barley mingles with slight edgy barley, toffee and herbal green apple notes. The oak is a little taught but adds some grip.

The palate is soft and creamy with herbal hiney, apple and crunchy spices. Hints of apricot, green banana, and vanilla come through on the middle. Good length with hints of toffee and buzy, tongue tingling spices. It seems to have put some weight on and isn’t as watery as the last time I tasted it.

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