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It's a 50ml sample given by a friend, I forgot to ask when was the bottle opened. This whisky is triple-distilled single malt which is aged in three types of casks: oloroso, bourbon and port wine.
Nose: Fruity and slightly sweet. Dark fruit, raisin, dark chocolate, peanut butter and licorice.
Palate: Maple sugar, port, sherry, vanilla, cinnamon and spice. The flavors mixed well together, rich and sophisticated, tastes so smooth with moderate sweetness and a touch of tannin.
Finish: Syrup, raspberry ,barley and spice. Soft, clean and short.
Balance: For a 40% ABV whisky it is quite concentrated and complex, the port wood really delivers the fruity, winy and sweet flavors, and it tastes clean and less malty due to triple distillation.
Overall: A well-matured Irish whisky, round and enjoyable, the port cask's influence is very prominent. Lusher and rounder than Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban, Bushmill 16 yo is worth trying if you like wine cask finish, rum drinker might find this attractive too.