Bank Note 5 Year Old Blended Irish Whiskey

Bank Note 5 Year Old Blended Irish Whiskey

(0.75l, 43%)


6.8/10
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Bank Note's famous blending expertise brought to Irish Whiskey.

A. D. Rattray has been an independent bottler of Whisky since 1868. Since those early times they have distributed dozens of classic malt Whisky brands and created a few of their own, sourced from the smaller boutique distilleries of Scotland. They are not only an independent distributor and bottler, they are also historians and keepers of the faith via their "Whisky Experience" facility in South Ayrshire. These days their house brands include the uniquely re-born and revitalized Stronachie, Cask Islay, Bank Note, and their famous Cask Collection series of specially sourced individual barrels of Scotland’s most famous Single Malts.

The Bank Note brand was created by James Sword & Sons in 1810. He crafted the original from his personal collection of Scotch Whiskies. The brand has been under the careful stewardship of A. D. Rattray and the Morrison Family, and it was only natural that the Bank Note line should be extended to include Irish Whiskey as well.

Bank Note 5 Year Old Blended Irish Whiskey is a rich blend of 40% premium Irish Single Malts and 60% Irish grain Whiskies. The blend is aged for five years in American oak and bottled at 43% ABV.
  • Category
  • Style
    Blended Irish Whisky
  • Region
    Scotland
  • Country
    Scotland
  • Alcohol
    43%
  • Distillery
    A.D. Rattray
  • Age
    5 Year Old
  • Maturation
    American oak casks

Flavor Spiral™

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marmelade
pear
oak
grain
malty
sweet
spicy
orange zest
vanilla
What does Bank Note 5 Year Old Blended Irish Whiskey taste like?

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Irish Coffee recipe: 1 cup freshly brewed strong coffee, 1 tablespoon brown sugar, 3-4 tablespoons Irish Whiskey, heavy cream - slightly whipped.

Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Rich Butterscotch

Nose / Aroma / Smell
The aroma is dense and sweet with notes of exotic spices, orange zest, vanilla, and coconut milk.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
The palate has notes of marmalade, ripe pears, granola crumble, oak, and fresh grains.

Finish
The finish is medium length, malty, and sweet.
Ratings & Reviews
Ben
Ben,
Sweet spicy start, slight spice at the end.
 
Gabriela
Gabriela,
Smooth and easy on the palate. A favorite!
 
Barbara
Barbara,
Day 1 of Advent Calendar promised great things to come. Wonderful nose on this Irish Whiskey. Marmalade with a touch oak. Over a rock of ice it was sweet & smooth. My style to sip in the evening. A definite add to my home bar.
 
Nathan
Nathan,
Advent #1. Not for me. I’m not a huge fan of orange and that is the predominate smell and taste to me. I might get a little spice but it isn’t to my taste.
 
Dan
Dan,
Meh
 
Rick
Rick,
Smooth and sweet, solid irish whiskey. Good both warm and chilled.
 
Tommy
Tommy,
Good first day to advent calendar. Fruity and could smell the marmalade. The oak knocked it down a star.
 
Daniel
Daniel,
I really enjoyed this. Day 1 of my advent calendar, I let it breathe for a few minutes while cooking. Fruit-forward taste and nice smooth finish.
 
Mark
Mark,
Smooth sweet taste, loved it
 
Matthew
Matthew,
A lot of ethanol up front, but once it sat for a few minutes the nose settled into orange and vanilla. Mildly tannic, with notes of malt and golden syrup. The finish develops those flavors, with the orange taking on a more cooked character. I have a habit of leaving my tasting glasses out to nose the next day, and that absolutely brought out the marmalade notes. Overall not a bad whiskey by any means, but not one I would seek out. The character was pleasant, but not apparent enough.
 
Jason
Jason,
Light in complexity, easy to sip. Warm going down with no distinct finish
 
Bob
Bob,
Not a fan. Just bland
 
Christopher
Christopher,
Day 1 advent. Really enjoyed this on to start off. I appreciate the malty flavor gently let you know it was there
 
Sean
Sean,
Spicy, a nice finish, quality irish... somewhere between a 6 and a 7 for me
 
Stephen
Stephen,
Mildly zesty. A tad on the metallic side but still good. Fair to drink straight.
 
Nicholas
Nicholas,
A sweeter Irish whiskey than I'm used to, but pretty tasty and still has some of that traditional Irish finish. Definitely got the marmalade, but I found the finish to be a little more sugary than I'd normally like.
 
Bradley
Bradley,
Sweet, smooth, water really opens it up. Nice to sip.
 
Tracy
Tracy,
A little sweet, but good overall - pear was the most noticeable note to me.
 
Stephen
Stephen,
It much in the nose. Definitely taste the orange. Opened up with a little additional water
 
Blake
Blake,
Overall good whiskey, marmalade and oak really stood out to me.
 
Jamie
Jamie,
Very tasty Irish whiskey. It is slightly sweeter than other traditional Irish whiskeys, but to me it enhanced the overall flavor.
 
John
John,
Smooth, easy drinking, but nothing to write home about.
 
Mike
Mike,
Approachable. Citrus spice and vanilla.
 
arne
arne,
A little too sweet for my liking, missing a little bit of punch/age/distinction
 
Derek
Derek,
Pleasant but not particularly complex. Not a very strong nose. Flavor was primarily oak and not overly complex. Better than that probably sounds, though. Got it with the Advent calendar, so I only tried it once neat. Wouldn’t mind having it around as a mixer with the occasional neat glass, as long as the price is right.
 
Sarah
Sarah,
Spicy, nice flavor
 
Michele
Michele,
Such a beautiful nose of citrus and vanilla. The mouth feel was smooth and silky. I'm not an Irish Whiskey drinker but I loved it.
 
Julie
Julie,
Fairly light and not particularly complex, but still quite nice overall. Some initial sweetness followed by a little more bite than I was expecting. After a couple sips I nibbled on a piece of dark chocolate (because whiskey advent calendar for the grown-up in me + chocolate advent calendar for the kid in me = complete Christmastime happiness) and it really accentuated the orange marmalade sweetness up front as well as the malty finish, and it even tamed some of the bite.
 
James
James,
Smooth, sweet & easy drinking. Not complex and no particularly unique features. Overall enjoyable but not one that I'd purchase.
 
Matthew
Matthew,
Hint of malt and citrus, very light overall. A vanilla cookie pairs very well and smooths the rougher edges.
 
David
David,
Simple, sweet, smooth. Just nice, but kinda plain. Would drink again if offered, but wouldn’t order it from a menu
 
Nicholas
Nicholas,
Not bad , simple easy drinker, prefer a little more complexity, but it is only a 5 yr.
 
Dustin
Dustin,
Not a huge fan of Irish Whiskey so this might not be the best start for me. Not super complex and not the best blend imho.
 
Jason
Jason,
Nicely balanced and easy drinking - not harsh at all. I enjoyed the slight spicy note toward the end, but it could be a bit more complex.
 
Vincent
Vincent,
Light and smooth. Hints of fruit on the palate.
 
Ryan
Ryan,
I like the malty start, but the spice level was a little intense for me on the first sip. As you keep going, it really smooths out and the sweet, mingling flavors really start to shine.
 
Mike
Mike,
This one had a simple mouthful but came alive in the finish. Liked the slight smokiness.
 
Amy
Amy,
The scent is a punch in the face, but the first taste is surprisingly smooth. A really interesting mouth feel. Harsh in the back, then works it’s way up into a pleasant finish.
 
Todd
Todd,
Smooth. Sweet. Nice blend. I would drink again.
 
Thomas
Thomas,
Easy to sip. Pretty straightforward and not particularly interesting.
 
Lea
Lea,
Sweet and malty. Would buy a bottle.
 
Aaron
Aaron,
Nice citrus flavor, good to sip if you don’t typically like Irish whiskey and want to get more into them like me
 
Kris
Kris,
Not a bad blend but probably shouldn't be used for more than a mixer.
 
James
James,
Smooth, jammy blend, with vanilla backend and quality light noose—good start to Advent Calendar
 
Jamie
Jamie,
Typically do not like Irish Whisky, this may have changed my mind.
 
Adam
Adam,
A quick hit of marmalade, slight hint of pear to a brief oak and sweet, then spice. Third taste I picked up some citrus.
 
Chuck
Chuck,
Spicy and sweet. Liked it.
 
Aaron
Aaron,
Smooth with a smoky burn at the end. Good start to 2020 Advent calendar
 
Patrick
Patrick,
Really lovely. I'm not a whiskey drinker but for Advent 2020 #1, I'm helping my spouse get through December. Now I'm trying to find a bottle of this stuff online!
 
Kent
Kent,
Advent 2020 #1 - Extremely easy and smooth Irish Whiskey. I could get in trouble with a bottle of this on the back porch.
 
Andrew
Andrew,
This is what you’d expect from Irish Whiskey- fruit, oak, and sweet. Good whiskey, not great.
 
David
David,
A bit harsh which doesn’t allow much flavor. At best a hint of the marmalade
Ned
Ned,
Agreed. Not overly impressed, which is who this was quicky made into an old fashioned :)
Jesse
Jesse,
Good but not great. Prefer Jameson for an Irish whiskey
 
Michael
Michael,
Advent calendar day 1 2020. This has high Ethanol on the nose. Once you get past the ethanol you can smell the orange. Taste is very spicy and hard pull out more than just pear for me. Maybe a hint of vanilla. Lingers a while after on the tongue as mostly a burn.
 
Tony
Tony,
Advent 2020 #2: Good flavor, could be smoother (alcohol a bit strong)
 
Frank
Frank,
Decent. Spices and vanilla in the nose. Some malt, oak, and sweetness. Not a long or memorable finish. Might be better in a cocktail.
 
Daniel
Daniel,
Started out with a good fruity nose and palate. The more I nosed and sipped, the more the malt overtook the fruit. In the end, all I could taste was malt and grain with a little spice. Not impressed.
 
Bryan
Bryan,
Smooth and slightly sweet, very drinkable.
 
Alcorn
Alcorn,
Extremely smooth, drinkable whiskey that seems lower in alcohol than it is. Fairly simple, would make a good mixer.
 
George
George,
Great range of flavors. A good mix of the smokey flavor usual to a traditional scotch whiskey with nice flavor notes of fruits and spices. This one surprised me to the upside
 
Caroline
Caroline,
It’s a solid 8 1/2!!! Nice taste. Not to strong
 
Daniel
Daniel,
(Advent 2020 #1) Lovely throat coating warmth. Decent all around flavor on the sweeter side (nothing stand out too much).
 
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