Monday, 19 May 2014
The Irishman Whiskeys
According to the press release, Emporia Brands is introducing ‘The Irishman’ a range of triple-distilled premium Irish Whiskeys which are new in the UK. They include:
- the only blended Irish Whiskey made entirely in copper pot stills, a triple distilled Irish Single Malt
- a 12 year old Single Malt
- a limited edition Cask Strength 54% Abv described as “quite exceptional” by Jim Murray in his Whisky Bible.
I was sent two to try.
Single Malt - golden sandy with aromas of peaty iodine, cooked fruit and spice.
Freshness, cooked mixed fruit, sweet vanilla and something medicinal - so far, so expressive and flavoursome. For me, the finish is a little disappointing; rather fiery with some alcoholic bitterness.
However, it seems I don't agree with the judges as it has won Double Gold at the World Spirits competition.
Founder's Reserve - golden sandy with sweet cooked fruit.
Freshness, sweet oaky vanilla, cooked mixed fruit and long, persistent savouriness; a touch of white pepper. Firm and very persistent finish.
Well-balanced and harmonious. Good.
The Irishman range of premium Whiskeys is available in 70cl bottles retailing from £25 - £150 from www.thedrinkshop.com and Hedonism www.Hedonism.co.uk; provided for review.
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The Irishman - website
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