Today I’ve got a brand I hadn’t heard of before: The Whistler. It’s a new Irish distillery that doesn’t have any whiskey yet, so they’ve sourced some like the rest of them have. What thye’ve done next is interesting though. They bought some 35 year old Bodega Sherry casks and used them to finish a bunch of the whiskey. Giving these particular ones a nice Sherry kick to them.
Gotta say as well, I love the corks with the musical notes going around the side.
The Whistler 7 Cask Strength 59%
Nose: A little rubbery on the sherry, raisin, orange chewy sweets, a little sharp abv, some porridge keeping it natural.
Water: More natural sherry, lovely toffee, raisin and orange.
Taste: Good arrival, intense, chewy orange and raisin, great natural yellow apple, spice.
Water: More balance and structure, still powerful. Natural oily malt.
Finish: Short length. Goes, but some orange left. Longer with water.
A 2 year Sherry finish. Double distilled single malt. Swims really well! Limited to 1200 bottles.
Colour: Light Amber
Nose: Lovely sherried fruit, raisin and orange.
Taste: Great orange and sherry fruit, cherry.
Finish: Medium length. Toffee and orange.
I was told this was the same whisky as the cask strength. Which makes sense because it tastes the same too.
The Whistler 10 46%
Nose: Same strain as the other two. Nice sherry, orange, blood orange.
Taste: Soft, malty, orange, Christmas spices, cinnamon.
Finish: Medium length. Toffee, chocolate and orange.
Very similar style to the 7 but actually I prefer that. Only by a little though. Overall, these are some really nice Irish Whiskies I would definitely recommend having a look at.
Thanks for reading!
Irish Reviews #19-#21
Whisky Network Reviews #581-#583
Irish Average: 68.9
Network Average: 74.6
Best Score: 92
Worst Score: 22
60-64 Just About OK
65-69 Ok to Good
75-79 Very Good
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