Day Seventeen: Irish Whiskey Advent Calendar Countdown
DEC 17 – Tullamore D.E.W. 12 Year Special Reserve 40% Cost = $50-$55 Score: B
Nose: really like on initial nosing – rich, sweet and fruity – apricot and peaches, vanilla
Taste: caramel, honey, apple, dark chocolate, some oak with a nuttiness
Finish: medium-long, pleasant with citrus at the end
Overall: blend of pot still, malt, and grain whiskies aged in bourbon and sherry casks; solid effort, price, palate, and age are all positives
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.
INTRODUCTION 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 Dec 16: Hyde 6 Year Old No. 3 Aras Cask