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Double Barrel, Irish Single Grain 42%

3.5 years in first fill Bourbon, finished for 6 months in ex-Oloroso casks

Tasted: Jan 2015

Nose: A little neutral but gently fragrant with hints of herbal spirit. Quite grainy whisky-like with a touch of rum-like dried fruit, some corn-like notes and a touch of toffee.  

Palate: Soft and toffee’d with some developing, lightly oiled Guyana-esque dried fruit. Pretty simple but pleasantly deep.  

Finish: Long and gently spiced with the dried fruit becoming slightly fragrant in character and a herbal grainy nip coming through.  

Conclusion: Unencumbered by complexity, but it’s a pleasant quaffer, as they say.