The people at Cooley boast the fact that they uphold the tradition of the Irish whisky industry and this Kilbeggan Traditional is the result. This blend is named after the distillery that was founded in 1757, but now long gone. This blend is very cheap, but unfortunately it shows on the palate.
The nose is what you would call malt-driven, with barley sugars, loads of vanilla and a touch of citrus… but not very outspoken. And that says it all for this – I might add rather uninteresting – nose.
The body is okay-ish, but the taste is quite flat. Grain cookies, citrus fruit, a pinch of pepper and vanilla. ‘Meh’ comes to mind.
There is hardly any finish to speak of.
A small Irish dram that you can buy for around 20 EUR. But it is hardly worth your time neat. I does the job in an Irish Coffee though.