Day Sixteen: Irish Whiskey Advent Calendar Countdown

DEC 16 – Hyde 6 Year Old No. 3 Aras Cask      46%     Cost = $60-$70     Score:  B-

Nose:  brown sugar, caramel, vanilla – a light bourbon-y nose

Taste:  sweet then herbal, some bitterness, charred wood notes

Finish:  good medium length, drying with some astringency

Overall:  price to palate ratio – not sure, not bad but I could think of others I’d recommend first for the cost

Click the links below for the introduction and other Irish Whiskey Advent Calendar Reviews. The top 2 from the second round of 6 whiskies shown above were the Writers Tears Copper Pot and Hyde No. 6 President’s Reserve.

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
Day 5: Glendalough 13 Year Mizunara Oak
Day 6: West Cork Glengarriff Series Peat Charred Cask Finish
Day 7: Writers Tears Copper Pot
Day 8: Roe & Co Blended Irish Whiskey
Dec 9: Hyde No. 6 President's Reserve
Dec 10: Teeling Whiskey Small Batch
Dec 11: The Silkie Blended Irish Whiskey
Dec 12: That Boutique-y Whisky Company 8 Year Old Irish Single Malt
Dec 13: Peaky Blinder Irish Whiskey
Dec 14: The Irishman Single Malt
Dec 15: Connemara Peated 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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