Single Pot Still Whiskey Tweet Tasting
Another fantastic Twitter Tasting organised by Steve Rush (@thewhiskywire) from TheWhiskyWire.com this time a range of Single Pot Still whiskeys from the Midleton distillery.
I've had a few Irish whiskeys before, including the Cooley range from a Twitter Tasting last year and i was really looking forward to this one.
Redbreast 12 Year Old
First up was Redbreast 12, I've had this before but instead of posting my old notes which are available to read here I've posted these ones completely from scratch.
|Bottle Name||Redbreat 12 Year Old|
|Nose||This is a lovely light nose, lots of citrus fruit in there especially limes maybe even some lychee also definitely something tropical, quite oily, after sitting a while it goes more marzipan and creamy white chocolate with some condensed milk.|
|Taste||Some lovely sweet golden syrup wrapped around a spoon made of chocolate and lychees with the occasional prod from a raisin or sultana, yum.|
|Finish||nice length with touches of vanilla ice cream and a chocolate wafer.|
Next up was the highly recommended and awarded Green Spot i've been looking forward to this for a while now and have some Yellow Spot to try in the next day or so also.
|Bottle Name||Green Spot|
|Nose||Oh yummy, red apples and quite tropical in nature some caramelised battered bananas, there's touches of ripe fruit and some condensed milk|
|Taste||very sweet, definite banana tropical notes, maybe even some pineapple juice in there, goes a little tarte after a while too like a nice red grapefruit|
|Finish||still some sweetness there but it does go grapefuity and tarte|
Powers John's Lane
A single pot still release of Powers whisky. It's matured in a combination of bourbon and oloroso sherry casks, and named after the distillery where it was first made, now sadly closed.
|Bottle Name||Powers John's Lane|
|Nose||Oh now this reminds me of Auchentoshan, light and bourbon influenced with a touch of something floral and sweet underneath, touches of oaky goodness and a little bit of nestle Cheerios in there too.|
|Taste||more of the bourbon influence, sweet and slightly floral with a touch of creamy oily goodness, touches of a malty biscuit, maybe even some strong tea dunked hob nobs|
|Finish||Oh this is a tingler, all over mouth tingling sensation, lovely stuff|
Barry Crockett Legacy
Released in 2011, Midleton's Barry Crockett edition was named after the distillery's master distiller, and it is aged in both bourbon and new American oak barrels! Very interesting indeed and a limite release of around 2,500 bottles per year.
|Bottle Name||Barry Crockett Legacy|
|Nose||Very light, this already feels like it's got a whole lot of complexity going on, there's light fleshy fruits like melon and a touch of kiwi, as it sits in the glass it goes more brown bread and dough like|
|Taste||Sparks of oak and tingles of dough mix on this one and fire all over your mouth, not as fruity as i was expecting from the nose, quite bourbonesque|
|Finish||long and glowing|
An amazing night in great company and i'd certainly recommend that you try each and every one of these lovely Irish Whiskey expressions.