We continue the theme of low scores today with an Irish whiskey.
This one is made at Bushmills, though is not their own branding. It is instead the creation of Alex Thomas, an ex-employee of Bushmills, that is allowed to do her own distillations on their equipment and has a warehouse on their site (If I’m reading this article right).
Sexton Irish Single Malt 40%
Nose: Blended Scotch at first, then some Irish-style fresh green fruit coming out, pear drops, green apple bubblegum, a little malt, standard vanilla.
Taste: Soft but not watery, green apple bubblegum, sour green apple sweets, a little astringent, dry new oak, a bit sappy perhaps.
Finish: Short/Medium length. Some malt and more green apple, a bit of rubber.
Tastes like a cheap blended Scotch blended with some Irish whiskey. The result is not fantastic but isn’t quite terrible either. Apparently this is matured in second and third fill Oloroso Sherry casks, which I got absolutely none of.
Thanks for reading!
Irish Review #30
Whisky Network Review #1003
Network Average: 75.2
Best Score: 94
Worst Score: 12
60-64 Just About OK
65-69 Ok to Good
75-79 Very Good
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