Cask strength edition of the very popular Irish whiskey. I’m not sure exactly which bottling I had as it was in a pub in Ireland – Searsons. It’s bottled at around 58% ABV though, so not to be sniffed at. Pardon the pun.
Nose: Figs and raisins right away followed by Granny’s very good home made flapjack. Plenty of sweet golden syrup. Treacle pudding with cream.
Palate: Huge spice hit which fades to a very sweet golden syrup tang. Slight bitterness from the malt and some orange zest.
Finish: Long and spicy again with dried fruits mingling with the golden syrup.
A really good dram. The extra strength over the standard 12 years old makes for a massive difference in the depth of flavour. Worth spending the extra on this.