Day Five: Irish Whiskey Advent Calendar Countdown

DEC 5 – Glendalough 13 Year Old Mizunara Oak Finish    46%     Cost = $105-115    Score:  A-

Nose:  aromatic, rich fruits, barley sugars, caramel, apple orchard, cinnamon, pear

Taste:  a bit surprising compared to the nose, slight wood note with spice, dark chocolate, coffee, dark sugars with peaches, caramel

Finish:  good medium length

Overall:  not what I expected, a different Irish whiskey that touches on many senses; pleasant overall with the price reflecting the casks used to finish.  Glad I have an unopened bottle – I’d definitely give a try if you get the chance.  Debated on B+ or A-, but leaned to the higher range. An excellent dram overall.

Click the links below for the introduction and other Irish Whiskey Advent Calendar Reviews.

Day 1: Tullamore D.E.W. 18 Year Old
Day 2: Paddy Irish Whiskey
Day 3: Teeling Irish Whiskey Single Malt
Day 4: Kinahan's 10 Year Old Single Malt

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Senior Staff Writer, Wes, was born and raised in Darlington, South Carolina and attended college at the United States Air Force Academy. After flying helicopters for the Air Force and teaching at the Air Force Academy, he retired in beautiful Colorado Springs, Colorado, after twenty years of military service. He now works in public school education, is married with three children, and leads the monthly Proper Pour Whisk(e)y Club. You can follow him on Twitter @WesModernThirst and e-mail him at

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