Day Twenty-Two: Irish Whiskey Advent Calendar Countdown
DEC 22 – Writers Tears Cask Strength (2017 Release) 53% Cost = $110-$125 Score: B
Nose: orchard fruits – pear, apple, caramel, some ginger spice, vanilla, charred green banana
Taste: tingly spice, dark caramel, coffee, dark chocolate, oakiness
Finish: spice continues with a lengthy finish, wood char with some tannins and astringency
Overall: amped up standard release – but not necessarily better for this cask strength release, wish I had a little more to have tried with water – would like to spend more time with this one
Click the links below for the introduction and other Irish Whiskey Advent Calendar Reviews. The top 2 from the third round of 6 whiskies shown above were the The Irishman Single Malt and Tullamore D.E.W 12 Year Special 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 Dec 17: Tullamore D.E.W. 12 Year Special Reserve Dec 18: The Pogues Irish Whiskey Dec 19: The Dubliner 10 Year Single Malt Dec 20: Teeling Whiskey Brabazon Bottling Series 2 Dec 21: That Boutique-y Whisky Company 13 Year Old Irish Single Malt