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Tyrconnell 10 Year Old Madeira Finish

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@OJKReview by @OJK

28th Sep 2010


  • Nose
  • Taste
  • Finish
  • Balance
  • Overall

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Nose, Taste, Finish and Balance are graded out of 2.5 each:

Nose: A toffe-fudge punch to the nose sends you reeling, and just as you gain your senses there's a strawberry mousse pie straight to the face. As you stumble punch-drunk back to your corner, a refreshing lychee and mango sponge clears your senses and entices you to get back up for the second round. Full on it may be, but anyone would be sucker for punishment for this onslaught of exotic fruit and marauding molasses. 2.5

Taste: Gentle and warm, this is an all together more sensual affair, with the soft embrace of sweet cocoa bean and malt-marinated oranges slowly nursing your palate. A little zing of oaky spice acts as a smelling salt to further revive you from the indomitable nose. 2.0

Finish: Like the very end of an ice-cream cone, when you take that last bite, and there's still the banana ice-cream inside, the sweet malty cone and the banana ice-cream mix together perfectly on the palate, with the chocolate and tropical fruit sprinkles that were coated on the edge of the cone coming to the fore as you chew further, it's the best bite of the whole experience. 2.5

Balance: If this is anything to go by, then I am going to have to explore Madeira cask finishes more prolifically. This is a whiskey that truly stands out from the crowd, no matter how many whiskies you may have in your collection. Full on and engaging, it disarms you with its sweetness, seduces you with its exotic fruit character, and compels you with its depth of distinct flavour. If you were inviting whiskies to a dinner party then this guest would certainly bring charisma to any occasion. 2.0

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dbk commented

Wow, @OJK! This sounds fantastic!

11 years ago 0

CaptinTom commented

It's now at the top of my wish list...

11 years ago 0

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