vanilla
pepper
oatmeal
fudge
cinnamon
fruit
spicy
clove
sweet
Spiral The Irishman 12 Year Old Single Malt Irish Whiskey

The Irishman
12 Year Old Single Malt Irish Whiskey
Reviews and 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.
Price:
$70.99
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The Irishman 12 Year Old Single Malt Irish Whiskey is adored for its vanilla, pepper, oatmeal and fudge flavor notes.

This Irish Whiskey is carefully distilled at Walsh Whiskey Co. distillery, Ireland.

Based on 971 votes, the average rating for The Irishman 12 Year Old Single Malt Irish Whiskey is 7.7/10.

Top reviews for The Irishman 12 Year Old Single Malt Irish Whiskey:

— Exceedingly smooth. Fudge and cream linger in the finish, yet the whiskey avoids being exceedingly sweet. Complex whiskey that earns a spot in my home bar

— So smooth, this is the best I've tried so far

— Smooth, good flavor. Traditional Irish Whiskey flavor
  • Category
  • Style
    Single Malt Irish Whiskey
  • Region
    Ireland
  • Country
    Ireland
  • Alcohol
    43%
  • Distillery
  • Age
    12 Year Old

The Irishman 12 Year Old Single Malt Irish Whiskey

(0.75l, 43%)


7.7/10
Ratings & Reviews
Member Reviews and Ratings of The Irishman 12 Year Old Single Malt Irish Whiskey
Daniel
Daniel,
Great smooth flavor with a nice bite in the end. Sweetness comes through with hints of spice and nutty.
 
Andrew
Andrew,
Exceedingly smooth. Fudge and cream linger in the finish, yet the whiskey avoids being exceedingly sweet. Complex whiskey that earns a spot in my home bar
 
Declan
Declan,
First time trying The Irishman. Decent nose of clove, toffee and fudge. Palate is smooth although there is a touch of heat initially.
 
Bradley
Bradley,
Really smooth, no heat or harsh after taste.
 
Matthew
Matthew,
Appearance: Color is amber, decent legs... Nose: Clove, trace bright fruit, vanilla, subtle roasted peanut, and some cocoa notes... Palate: Dark fruits, strong vanilla flavor, oatmeal note. Late transition to dark chocolate note... Mouthfeel: Slightly thicker than average... Finish: Long sustained malty flavor than hangs around well beyond other flavors... Overall: Good Irish Whiskey that sets out to compete with Scotch and does so well.
 
Bill
Bill,
Very light and smooth. No after bite.
 
Lars
Lars,
This is by far my favorite (so far) whiskey. Nice and smooth, no aftertaste, just overall a pleasant drink.
 
Guy
Guy,
Sweet, balanced, nothing punching the taste buds
 
Luke
Luke,
So smooth, this is the best I've tried so far
 
Lawrence
Lawrence,
Bits of vanilla and sherry
 
Jaakko
Jaakko,
Medium colour, greyish gold. Nose light also, egg shells??? Wheat or some grain. Grapes? What an interesting taste! Spicy, fruity, some burnt notes. Losing it while sipping continues though. Butter? I like it. It’s nice, there’s enough character to make it interesting but not to make it unpleasantly eccentric. Could fall back to this after experimenting around a bit more. Nice one.
 
David
David,
Smooth start with a little kick. The start of the flavor profile is strong but fades at the end. I appreciate the work put into this whiskey
 
John
John,
I’d put the sweet as number 3 in the flavor profile. The rating is because I’m finding this isn’t my style. But I appreciate that there isn’t a bunch of smoke up front.
 
Douglas
Douglas,
This was great
 
Nicholas
Nicholas,
Sweet with a bit of spice. Definitely has a little clove. After running through a few Irish Whiskeys I think I'll stick with Scotch.
 
Robert
Robert,
The aroma is apples, as is the initial taste. Definite burn and I can’t place the aftertaste. Adding water brings out a sweetness. Definitely won’t be buying this. Taking a second taste. Very sweet with a burn.
 
Martyn
Martyn,
Very smooth at the beginning,A good whiskey but not the best 12yr old ive had
 
Samantha
Samantha,
Smooth and absolutely delicious
 
Geoffrey
Geoffrey,
I found this to be enjoyable. Compared to my favorites I found it to be mild, start to finish. An easy going sipper with a nice almond cookie memory.
 
Joel
Joel,
Sweet smooth front with strong cloves middle and a mild finish
 
Steve
Steve,
Not one of my favorites, sorry. Kind of lacks flavor to me. A bit bland and just tastes like rubbing alcohol to me.
 
Dustin
Dustin,
Smooth. Little pepper up front, velvety finish. Big fan
 
Denise
Denise,
Enjoyed from the peppery beginning through the dessert sweet finish. Could be great in mixed drinks or just to sip.
 
Kyle
Kyle,
Pangalactic gargle-blaster, but gives way to a pleasant sweetness, after your tongue recovers from the fire, that is. Not the best, but not the worst either. Strong, bold, and slightly spicy, this one finishes like an Irish Whiskey, not a Scotch. It has a sweet nose and notes of a sweet gloss before the finish. I'm a bourbon drinker, so I'm not seeing the "heavy" vanilla by comparison but it's there. I wouldn't turn it down, but it wasn't my favorite of the three in the tasting. A good strong second.
 
Jasson
Jasson,
Love the spiciness on the tongue. It's a complex taste. Not a huge fan of the soft finish, but the flavor is remarkable.
 
Olivia
Olivia,
Delightful - toasted almond notes, pear finish.
 
John
John,
Soft and balanced. A very nice taste, a new favorit.
 
Amanda
Amanda,
The subtlety here sells it. On first taste it’s simply an incredibly smooth Irish whiskey, but multiple tastings reveal the notes once missed. Currant, banana, and an apricot finish makes this whiskey a more complex experience. I understand the price tag, and can easily recommend regardless.
 
Lori
Lori,
Much to my liking. Very smooth and balanced.
 
Lara
Lara,
A little soft and light on the finish for me.
 
Ellen
Ellen,
Bought this as a gift for my father who isn't a fan of single malts generally. His verdict: this could convert him from the blended whiskeys he prefers. I'd say that counts as high praise.
 
Andrey
Andrey,
Impressively soft whiskey with very rich taste. Finish is intriguing, I could even make it to feel currant after the second sip. I would definitely order a bottle for my home bar!
 
michael
michael,
Not as smooth as you'd expect from a 12 yr old, nice strong oak finish
 
Steven
Steven,
Stronger bite than expected from an Irish whiskey. strong peach, almond and bready-- almost oatmeal-like flavor with a long oak finish. Over all decent, but I prefer smoother whiskey
 
Simon
Simon,
A strong smokey whiskey. Great after the first zip.
 
Joe
Joe,
Starts strong but finishes mellow.
 
Chris
Chris,
Mello and not to spicy. Decent finish but doesn’t taste overly complex
 
Bryon
Bryon,
Smooth, good flavor. Traditional Irish Whiskey flavor
 
Kellen
Kellen,
Eh.
 
Ron
Ron,
Smooth and sweet. Great caramel and leather nose. Smells like a baseball game. I’m partial to peat, but this Irish is high on my list of favorites.
 
Fergal
Fergal,
A nice smooth whiskey, with a small late kick that doesnt last too long but warms. Goes down smooth. Id drink again.
 
Cory
Cory,
Bit of a spice note but I liked it.
 
Owen
Owen,
Not bad
 
Panagiotis
Panagiotis,
Very smooth, fruity and surprisingly enjoyable. The perfect bottle to serve your appreciated friends who are not dedicated whiskey lovers. Totally balanced.
 
Grant
Grant,
Very smooth. Love the taste. Would love to have a bottle of this in my bar
 
Dave
Dave,
We enjoyed the Powers more. It was decent, but bland/nothing special about it.
 
AJ
AJ,
This is one of my favorites! Just really good!
 
Luke
Luke,
Nose: honey, light wood smell Taste: fruity and heavy, balanced, some honey and vanilla, a touch of smoke on the finish, a little harsh
 
Calley
Calley,
Strong up front taste but then a smooth after taste with a vanilla flavor. Not my cup of tea but good.
 
Raoul
Raoul,
A bit sharp and grassy, a disappointment.
 
Antti
Antti,
It is an outstanding, balanced, Single Malt Irish Whiskey with a delicate birth; while a full life; leads to a long death.
 
Greg
Greg,
Not a fan. Okay but more leather than I prefer; seem to overwhelm the vanilla undercurrent. Might work as a mixer. Price point is too high.
 
Timothy
Timothy,
Simple and smooth. A very easy drinker
 
arne
arne,
big fan, very easy to drink, I like the fruitiness, the apricot finish is pronounced and unique
 
Scott
Scott,
Sweet sweet vanilla
 
Steven
Steven,
Great, smooth tast, mellow finish
 
Matthew
Matthew,
I loved this one. Smooth, flavorful, long finish. It’s a delicious easy drinker.
 
alexey
alexey,
Smooth, with a hint of vanilla. Very nice.
 
Josh
Josh,
Finish was a bit strong, but delicious flavor. I still prefer the small batch from Irishman.
 
George
George,
Clean and crisp. Light and airy. Citrus. Good for sipping
 
Clay
Clay,
Probably my uneducated pallate but seemed a little bland and had a single note. Not bad, just not overly interesting.
 
Jeffrey
Jeffrey,
Very smooth but I did not love it.
 
Ivan
Ivan,
I like this a lot. Glad I ventured into the Irish whiskeys. I would buy this. Very smooth, a little spicy. My sample ran out too soon.
 
Zack
Zack,
A little sweet, but not in a bad way. The flavors are distinct and mix well without stepping on one another. I’d buy this as a bottle.
 
Catherine
Catherine,
I thought this was very smooth
 
Anthony
Anthony,
Smooth from start to finish. Mixes well with sodas if you choose but of course very appealing on or off the rocks.
 
Duane
Duane,
Very meh. I was disappointed.
 
Sylvia
Sylvia,
The Irishman was a wonderful surprise. Very smooth and flavorful. Will buy again!
 
Michael
Michael,
An extreamly strong whiskey that takes time to acquire a taste for. Really enjoyed sipping on a glass of it over an hour period.
 
Scott
Scott,
A good whiskey. I will buy it. Smooth with little after taste or burn.
 
Michael
Michael,
Very tasty spicy
 
Shant
Shant,
Right off the bat, the aroma of the whiskey is a pleasant vanilla. Nice and smooth mouthfeel with lingering notes of fudge. Definitely deserves a place in any whisk(e)y lover's home.
 
Dan
Dan,
Good front and backend
 
Martin
Martin,
Very pleasant when nosing. Vanilla at the beginning and then a hint of pear, apricot and a just a hint of sherry. Short aftertaste. Smoother after the first taste. Enjoyed it. One that you would want to have a bottle on the shelf to change your other tastings up a bit.
 
Steven
Steven,
Delicious. Caramel and spice. Smooth.
 
Guillermo
Guillermo,
I definitely taste the apricot, vanilla, the sherry, pear and malted barley. Very smooth at the beginning and at the end.
 
Michael
Michael,
It goes down a bit harsh but has a smooth and very pleasing finish.
 
Jarrod
Jarrod,
Light but tasty with hints of pear to end.
 
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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