vanilla
fudge
cinnamon
oatmeal
fruit
leather
toasted
almonds
currant
Spiral The Irishman 12 Year Old Single Malt Irish Whiskey
The Irishman
12 Year Old Single Malt
Tasting Notes
Appearance / Color
Warm amber.

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Vanilla and cinnamon, with autumn fruits and granola.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Full bodied with more vanilla and some black pepper and oatmeal.

Finish
Strong then soft, with lingering notes of fudge and cream.
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The Irishman drips with 200 years of Irish pride.

The Irishman line of Whiskeys comes from the upstarts at Walsh Whiskey who set out to rediscover Irish-style Whiskey as it was made 200 years ago. When Walsh Whiskey first started, they contracted their distilling to Bushmills. But their success has allowed them to build out their own distillery in Carlow — in the heart of Ireland’s southern farm country — where they make four versions of The Irishman, three Writer’s Tears, and two varieties of Irish Cream Liqueur.

The Irishman 12 Year Old Single Malt Irish Whiskey was launched in 2013, and demand has been high. But due to the limitations of being a smaller production house, only 6000 bottles of the 12 YO single malt are being made each year. This is accomplished by hand selecting the best cast from inventory and giving them extra time to rest.

Both of their single malts are triple distilled — as Irish Whiskey should be — and aged in a combination of ex-Bourbon and ex-Sherry casks without chill filtration. Upon initial release it was an instant classic, winning Gold and Best in Class at the International Spirits Challenge.
  • Style
    Single Malt Whiskey
  • Region
    Ireland
  • Country
    Ireland
  • Alcohol
    43%
  • Distillery
    Walsh Whiskey Co.
  • Bottler
    Walsh Whiskey Distillery Co.
  • Age
    12 Year Old

The Irishman

12 Year Old Single Malt

(0.75l, 43%)


8/10
Ratings & Reviews
Member Reviews and Ratings of The Irishman 12 Year Old Single Malt Irish Whiskey
Matt
Matt,
Pretty tasty at first but has a very boozy aftertaste.
Robert
Robert,
remained of a good Bourbon
Eoin
Eoin,
Really like the Walshs Whiskeys. This one is quite subtle, doesn't have a strong punch but is a quality whiskey for the price and to my mind beats the likes of Redbreast hands down.
David
David,
Not bad, somewhat smooth, but lacking in body/taste.
Kenneth
Kenneth,
Loved it...ordered a bottle to share with friends!
Lorenzo
Lorenzo,
Not bad but not great. Compared to other 12 YO like Redbreast, this one's lacking, decent Sherry notes in, but finished flat.
Matt
Matt,
Had a tasting tonight with 3 other whiskey fans and universally this pour was dead last by all four of us . This might be the worst 12 year pour I have ever had
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