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Tyrconnell 10 Year Old Port Finish

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Tyrconnell 10 Year Old Port Finish

Product details

  • Brand: Tyrconnell
  • Bottler: Unknown
  • ABV: 46.0%
  • Age: 10 year old

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@cheeserandyburg
Tyrconnell 10 Year Old Port Finish

I've had the Tyrconnell 10 Port finish in the cabinet for about a year and what better way to warm up this January then by popping open this mystery dram!

Nose: Pears, peaches, a hint of sweet lime and green apples. Lots of sweet berries and fruits.

Palate: Sweet, big punch of fruits then drying out very slowly. Substantial fruity body on this due to the port. Lingering taste of oak and more fruit.

Finish: On the dry side with some sweet oak and residual fruit.

Conclusion: This dram packs a nice wallop of dry, tasty sunny island fruit. Almost tropical in the sense. It's got a decent finish and could easily pass as a speyside malt. Very delicious stuff.

Once this dram is done the whole glass smells like a fruit bowl. Was very surprised with this. Never had a whisky that was this tropical in nature. Recommended!

@talexander

I drove to Peterborough last weekend to obtain this hard-to-find-in-Ontario Irish single malt. Was it worth it? Yeah, sure - but good thing it was a nice drive.

Cooley's resurrected the Tyrconnell brand after the distillery had shut down many years prior. I was eager to try the port finish after hearing it was one of the better Irish single malts.

It is a deep coppery colour, with a lot going on on the nose: obviously port, but also caramel, malt, raisin, Christmas cake, almond paste, citrus and tropical fruits. Very rich. Water brings out cereal and toast.

On the palate: again, strong port flavour, and alcohol on the tip of the tongue is a little hot. Black licorice, plum, dark maple syrup, somewhat oaky with a vanilla coating. Water doesn't seem to alter the flavour profile very much, actually.

Medium length finish that doesn't leave much lingering. Well balanced - the smoothness is accentuated by the strong port finish. It has a lot of depth but could have more variety on the palate. A little on the sweet, winey side for me but I appreciate its silkiness and ease of drinking. I like it but don't love it - though I keep trying them, I continue to have a slight aversion to wine/port/sherry finishes that are too strong. But I can see why this one is enjoyed as it does have a lot to offer. In fact, my biggest annoyances are the two typos on the can the bottle comes in - that's pretty inexcusable.

@SvenFonteyn

This irish whisky surprised me. It is a very soft tasting whisky. The port finish is real nice and makes this a fantastic whisky.

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