Saturday, March 6, 2010
This Irish Single Malt is friendly and courteous. On first sniff there is easy oranges, and casual inviting oak tones. The flavors unfolding on the palate are neat, and clear; they hint at tasty honeyed soft fruit-- pears, peaches, golden apples -- in their essence, without cloying sweetness. Then The Tyrconnell finishes with more elegant oak twisted up with the malt to make a lingering finale with a creamy vanilla popping in to show off. The bottle say it perfectly: "Fresh malty bouquet, smooth sweet taste, delicate dry finish".
i also reviewed the exquisite Madeira finish here . . . and more wonderful Irish Whiskey here . . ..