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SO I've been looking forward to cracking this bottle open for quite a while. Its been sitting on my shelf for four months glaring at me... willing me to open it and give it a try. Unfortunately I had purchased it specifically for Christmas and so I have managed to resist its amber charm up until now. Being under two weeks till the big day I thought sod it !!
Nose: Wow.. the nose is all cream and treacle... the alcoholic twang that usually accompanies many great whiskies is smooth and mouth watering in this little Irish.
Palate: Immediately I get cream again. Even the texture is creamy.. coating the mouth entirely and allowing sweet sweet caramel to flower on my tongue. The warmth of the alcohol roasts the imaginary chestnuts that I could almost bite into. Elderberry? Definitely elderberry and heather. Full of character. Its an Irish floating coffee !!! 24!!
Finish: Short but sweet. No smoke here but the oily coating on my tastebuds warms them for a while. Heather is even more apparent while the sweetness of cream and caramel fades into the distance.
Plenty of punch with oodles of cream to help smooth out and hide any rough edges. Fantastic and so glad I waited !!!