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Glendalough Single Malt Whisky 13 year old 46%

Spirit sourced from Cooley.

Tasted: Mar 2015

Nose: A crisp, grainy almost pot still spicy nose. Beautifully spiced and fleshy with banana, apricot, barley and creamy vanilla. With time the aromas become oilier and hints of spiced orange rind and coffee appear.

Palate: Quite a barley led opening with soft vanilla oak. Hints of honey and again the pot still-esque spiciness. Superb intensity with juicy citrus and coffee notes coming through.

Finish: Long and spicy with the barley and fleshy fruit lingering.

Conclusion: Now this is the sort of whisky that excites me. Complex and full of character. Has some unmalted barley been used here as it replicates the Irish pot still character rather well. [Tasted blind for edition 127 of the Whisky Magazine]