Day Twenty-Three: Irish Whiskey Advent Calendar Countdown

DEC 23 – Glendalough 7 Year Porter Barrel Finish   46%   Cost = $50-60   Score:  C

Nose:  a different approach here – get hops, musty caramel with spice, wood, oats, grassiness

Taste:  from the beginning a grassy note, beer influence prominent, spice, dark malt chocolate

Finish:  medium to long, touch bitter with an herbal quality, some astringency and toasted oak

Overall:  finished for 12 months in Black Pitts Porter barrels; I’ll admit I’m more of a wine finish guy on my whiskies – this may appeal to some, especially if you like porters







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.

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
Dec 22: Writers Tears Cask Strength (2017 Release)

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