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Tyrconnell Single Malt

Mellow Irish

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@TheCasksReview by @TheCasks

5th Jan 2011


  • Nose
  • Taste
  • Finish
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The Nose: Soft, floral, and fruity nose. Light molasses and creamy grain balance well with red delicious apples and tart lemon icing on lemon-vanilla cake. Just a touch spirit-y, not off-putting though, it comes across as a subtle hint of candied licorice beneath the stronger notes.

The Palate: Wonderful, honeyed, slightly syrupy entry with apples and crisp, toasted rye bread-like grain which brings a subtle spiciness while juicy citrus notes bring a nice mouthwatering acidity. Towards the end, there are faint cocoa nib hints that add a mild earthiness.

The Finish: Medium-ish, the spicy dies off pretty quickly, the cocoa, honey and citrus lingers a bit longer.

Thoughts: A very pleasant Irish, it’s subtly complex and delivers a really nicely structured and balanced mix of grain and fruit. Because it’s a single malt, I was expecting a bit more weight, there are definitely richer, bigger Irish whiskies out there. Still, this is a delicious, smooth, really drinkable malt and would be a great after-dinner dram for a warm summer evening. I see this around my neck of the woods for around $30, which makes it a pretty good value and definitely worth trying if you like Irish whiskies or unpeated Scotch.

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LeBudfrumHull commented

Nice review ! I have a bottle too... it reminds me of Cragganmore 12yr, but less intense. I also agree that it is very good for the price. There is also a Tyrconnell 15 year I'd like to try if I ever see it around here.... Cheers !

13 years ago 0

sonofwatt commented

Nice review. Picked up a bottle for St. Patty's day. Really enjoyed it. Reminded me of Knappogue Castle but more woody. I wish the LCBO had more of their offerings.

11 years ago 0

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