Locke's 8 Year old
The Silent Partner
15th Mar 2010
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Tasting Notes by markjedi1
This whiskey was originally produced at John Locke’s & Sons distillery near Kilbeggan, but is currently put on the market by Cooley’s. This single malt is a pure pot still, a procedure unique to Ireland whiskey.
This one has a typical Irish nose with lots of fruity barley, loads of oak and some citrus grass.
Pretty creamy, this dram fills your mouth with peaches. It’s very fruity and fresh, but leaves the mouth dry.
The finish is disappointingly short, with a hint of peat and slightly peppered.
This bottle can be obtained at retailers for about 30 pounds and is worth every penny. It’s one of the lesser gods from Cooley’s, always in the shadow of Kilbeggan, Tyrconnell and the Connemara series. Something of a silent partner, if you know what I mean.