Locke's 8 Year old

No Irish gold

Reviewed by
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tjb

Date:

2nd May 2015

Reviewer rating:

80

About this score:

The average score for this whisky is 72.

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Tasting Notes by tjb

Named after one of the previous owners of the Old Kilbeggan Distillery (halfway between Dublin and Galway) this is a single malt and bottled at 40%. Light gold in colour with Citrus fruits, vanilla and honey on the nose, probably best summed up as biscuity. Tasting offered a very distinct almond taste with some sweetness reminiscent of a macaroon biscuit, some maltiness there as well and very smooth on the palate. A medium finish - quite sweet with some saltiness right at the end. Interestingly Locke’s is a combination of peated and unpeated whiskies, but I couldn't really identify any peatiness.

OK but wont set the world on fire.

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Whisky details

Distillery/Brand:

Locke's

Bottling:

ABV:

40%

Colour:

Sunlight

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