A quick review of an Irish single malt here.
It's 7 years old, it's a mystery malt because it's not from their distillery (Glen-dal-lock only started a couple years years ago but now I can't find my source).
The pious looking chap on the bottle is St. Kevin by the way.
Glendalough Single Malt 7 46%
Nose: Oats, porridge, under ripe fruit, definitely floral, a little gunpowder-y thing.
Taste: Soft, oats, grain, then some under ripe fruit and banana, some banana chewy sweets, a little youth.
Finish: Medium length. Oak first, banana chewy sweets, a tiny touch of that gunpowder.
The gunpowdery notes surprised me and brought an unexpected complexity, but I still find it hard to get past the Irish under ripe fruit thing.
Thanks for reading!
Irish Whiskey Review #12
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