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Locke's 8 Year Old

The Silent Partner

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@markjedi1Review by @markjedi1

15th Mar 2010

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Locke's 8 Year Old
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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.

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4 comments

@jdcook
jdcook commented

Sounds like a decent little dram!

6 years ago 0

@markjedi1
markjedi1 commented

Well, I was very pleasantly surprised. Having said that though... I do have a soft spot for Irish whiskey. So maybe my scoring is a little influenced. But hey, in the most interesting thread elswhere on this wonderful site, I hear that's absolutely fine LOL :-)

6 years ago 0

@jdcook
jdcook commented

Aw shucks! I'm blushing!

6 years ago 0

@Ol_Jas
Ol_Jas commented

I don't think this is available in the U.s. (If it is, please share where!) I had a drop in Northern Ireland this summer and thought it was quite nice: nothing bad, all good stuff, but somewhat subdued. I would have snatched up a bottle at 30-35 pounds.

I read elsewhere that it's Cooley's lower-peat version of Connemara, or something like that. That sounds about right based on my one taste experience. It also would explain why it's unfamous.

2 years ago 0