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The Irishman Single Malt

$46.99

Size
750ml, bottle

The Irishman Single Malt champions the quality and unique character of Irish single malt whiskey. Crafted from 100% malted barley and triple-distilled for smoothness, this whiskey is matured in a combination of ex-bourbon and ex-sherry casks, resulting in a complex and flavorful expression.

Description

Aroma

The initial whiff is a delightful invitation. A wave of sweetness greets you first, with prominent notes of honey and vanilla. Imagine opening a fresh jar of golden honey – the sweetness is there, but it’s not cloying. Hints of vanilla bean might also emerge, adding a touch of elegance and warmth to the aroma. This sweetness is a signature of Irish whiskey matured in ex-bourbon casks, and The Irishman uses it effectively to create a welcoming first impression.

But beneath the sweetness, a hint of something more emerges. Imagine a subtle whisper of tropical fruits like peach and apricot. This fruity character comes from the whiskey’s time spent maturing in ex-sherry casks. It adds a layer of intrigue and complexity to the aroma, hinting at the delightful surprises to come on the palate.

Palate

The first sip confirms the promise of the aroma – a smooth and easy-drinking experience. The honey and vanilla flavors translate beautifully onto the palate, coating your tongue with a familiar and pleasant sweetness. This sweetness isn’t overpowering; it provides a warm and inviting base for the other flavors to emerge.

As the sweetness subsides, a wave of fruitiness washes over your tongue. Imagine the juicy sweetness of a ripe peach or the delicate notes of a sun-ripened apricot. These fruity notes come from the ex-sherry cask influence and add a delightful layer of complexity to the overall flavor profile. They prevent the sweetness from becoming cloying and keep the experience interesting. Don’t be surprised if a hint of almond or marzipan emerges alongside the fruitiness.  This nutty character might come from the sherry casks or the specific malts used in the whiskey, adding a touch of depth and richness.

Midpalate

As the whiskey lingers on your tongue, you might detect a touch of cereal grain. This is a subtle reminder of the whiskey’s malted barley origins and adds a textural element to the experience.  It also helps balance the sweetness and fruitiness, creating a well-rounded flavor profile.

Finish

The finish of The Irishman Single Malt is clean and crisp, ensuring a refreshing conclusion. The sweetness fades gradually, leaving a hint of dry oak in its wake. This oaky character comes from the whiskey’s maturation and adds a touch of complexity without being overpowering.  A lingering hint of spice, like a whisper of cinnamon or a touch of clove, might also appear on the finish. This subtle spice adds warmth and prevents the finish from being overly dry.

Additional information

Product Type

Whiskey

Style

Single Malt

abv

40%

Country

Ireland

Brand

The Irishman

Size

750ml, bottle

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Tasting Notes

Nose

Nose

Ripe and fruity. With luscious peach, dried apricot, and tropical fruits.

Taste

Taste

Toasted almonds. With a little honey and oak.

Flavor

Flavor

Orange blossom. With hints of vanilla fudge.

FINISH

FINISH

Light Malt. With a long lingering finish.

Notes

Notes

Apricots. With a subtle hint of coca.