Placing Irish-grown organic malting barley – where and how it is grown – at the heart of what they do, curious about where the real whisky flavour may be found. Given the low yielding of organic barley, for this expression the Irish distillery combined crops from a select group of farmers as one batch prior to distillation. So, is it worth it? We certainly think so: what they lose in yield and hair pulling, they gain in purity and definition of flavour.
Colour: Golden honey with viscous oils, and legs that if you had 40 winks, you still wouldn‘t see the legs at the end of the glass.
Nose: Orange zest, malty figs, seaweed, hay in the field after light rain, salted caramel, peppermint, rosewater, freshly turned soil.
Palate: Heat and zesty pepper on the tongue, cloves, figs, oiliness that dries in the mouth, cherries, butterscotch, pears, malty, layers of spice.
Finish: Long and zesty oiliness that dries, but leaves you chewing; a sweetness that comes right at the end.