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Dunville's Old Irish Whiskey


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@markjedi1Review by @markjedi1

17th Mar 2017


Dunville's Old Irish Whiskey
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The Echlinville Distillery in Northern Ireland was founded in 2012 and their first spirit can now be called whiskey, but that has not yet been released. Their gin and vodka have. But they do have two whiskeys on the market, under the name Dunville’s Very Rare Old Irish Whiskey – one with and one without age statement. The one with age statement is the one we’ll try now: it matured for 10 years before it was finished on PX sherry casks. It is not disclosed where the malt comes from, but it seems reasonable to think they made a deal with their neighbor Bushmills.

Perfumy nose on nuts, overripe banana, wet metal (yes, indeed) and Braeburn apples. Something that reminds me of shampoo, which is not an advantage.

The arrival is rather light on pineapple juice and the same Braeburn apples. Loads of ginger and white pepper. The oak speaks. This is still quite young for a 10 year old, if you know what I mean.

The finish is surprisingly long with again some nuts in the background.

Well, it is not a bad whiskey and the bottle is an eye catcher, but I cannot say I am thrilled. Just under 60 EUR, which I find quite expensive for this stuff, even though it won the title ‘Best Irish Single Malt Under 12 Years' at the World Whiskies Awards 2015.

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