Drumshanbo Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey [WA 92, #14 TOP 20 OF 2020]
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Using malted Irish barley, un-malted Irish barley, and Irish Barra oats, this elegant Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey follows on from the inaugural release with a more bourbon cask focus and will be a staple expression for The Shed Distillery of PJ Rigney into the future.
Vinification: Aged primarily in Kentucky Bourbon & with some Sherry Oloroso casks, Head Distiller, Brian Taft has highlighted the characteristics of this flagship expression as being uniquely creamy and fruity, yet spicy and dry. "A well-balanced whiskey, dances effortlessly between sweet & spicy, possessing a full, well rounded mouthfeel that lingers lightly on the tongue." -Head Distiller, Brian Taft
Nose: Toasted nuts, vanilla honey, and toffee notes accompanied by sweet dried fruit
Palate: Winter spice, redcurrant, and coconut shift elegantly to deeper notes of dark chocolate, almond, and oak. A creamy, full bodied mouthfeel with unexpected depths.
Finish: Scintillating sweet wine notes, with a slide of dry space that lingers delicately, sublimely on the palate.
Alcohol: 43.0 %
Ratings & Reviews
95 Points, Top 100 Spirits Of 2021 - Wine Enthusiast
"Richly spiced aromas lead into a smooth, luxurious palate that sinks into flavors of vanilla, dried apricot and dried date. Adding water unlocks more vanilla and sweet spices like clove, cinnamon and nutmeg. This is a big, mouth-filling whiskey to sip with a cube of ice or consider as a dessert pairing."
92 Points & #14 TOP 20 OF 2020 - Whisky Advocate:
"After decades of consolidation, Ireland is experiencing a craft whiskey renaissance. Founded in 2014, The Shed Distillery delivers the first whiskey from the western province of Connacht in over a century. Polished creamy sweetness and aromatic spices herald this striking dram, which has been triple-distilled and then matured in first-fill bourbon and oloroso sherry casks. Aromas of caramel, brioche, satsuma, and dried apricot draw you in, ushering in a luscious palate of pear, apple, and freewheeling spices bolstered by dried citrus, lime, and toasted coconut." Ã¢â‚¬â€ Jonny McCormick