The most famous of Irish single malts is mainly aged in American bourbon oak barrels with a minor proportion aged in Spanish oak barrels used for sherry. A generous freshness and liveliness, with characteristic notes of vanilla and honey underpinned by a hint of spice.
Nose : elegant and very well-balanced, it emerges refined and unctuous on notes of malted grains, citrus fruit (lemon) and liquorice. Upon aeration, linseed oil, flowers, clover and vanilla surface.
Palate : mellow and slightly creamy, it remains faithful to the nose. Delicately woody, it also reveals notes of almond and honey.
Overall : long, with a lovely herbaceous dryne