I found this in Dublin airport and had to give it a try. West Cork Distillers is responsible for some nice Irish offerings, I wonder what a blend will be like. This blend of grain and malts has been finished in bourbon casks. Bottled at 40% with colouring added.
Nose: Quite a lot of ethanol initially. It’s quite harsh. Eventually there’s vanilla, green apples, and a little oak.
Palate: It has that typical irish prickle. It’s quite sweet: sugar sweet. There’s black pepper and a little vanilla.
Finish: Short with malt and a little oak.
This isn’t anything hugely special, but it’s quite drinkable. And it’s less than £20 which certainly isn’t to be sniffed at. It’s certainly a lot more enjoyable than a number of other miniatures I’ve picked up in Dublin lately.