Glendalough 7 Year Old Single Malt Irish Whiskey, 46% abv
Crafted in small batches in a traditional copper pot still, aged in bourbon casks then carefully cut with Wicklow Mountain water. Non chill-filtered for a truer character.
The nose is sweet with hints of cinnamon, orange zest, lemon and vanilla ice cream. Touches of meadow flowers balance it nicely. The taste is silky smooth with the returning orange zest tones to the fore. Creme brulee and dark chocolate mix with malts and oak before giving way to a light, spicy white pepper as the warmth expands. The finish is luxurious and lingering as both spicy and sweet notes marry and stay into a long tail. In here is everything you'd expect, and more, from the perfect sipping whiskey.