Have you ever wanted to try a Whiskey made in the grounds of an iconic Irish castle? Ok, maybe that never crossed your mind but at least we’ve got your attention now. Slane Castle can be found about forty miles north of Dublin and has recently opened the doors of its first distillery. Since 2015 Alex Conyyngham has been leading a project to turn the horse stables of his family castle into an outstanding Irish Whiskey Distillery that relies on a unique triple cask maturation process.
While we wait for Slane Castle’s first release of Whiskey distilled in the grounds, the founders decided to release an Irish blend that sets the tone for their new distillery’s future. In this release, Irish Spirit has been matured and blended from Virgin American Oak, Aged Bourbon Oak and Spanish Oloroso Sherry Casks. The combination of these three distinct Whiskey flavors makes this an ideal tipple for anyone looking to appreciate more flavor complexity whilst still enjoying a traditionally smooth Irish character. This is a great example of an up and coming Irish distillery giving you a hint of what’s to come in their bright future. Be one of the first to jump on Slane’s bandwagon and you’ll be saying you had the chance to drink their Whiskey before it was famous.
Very smooth whiskey with a sweet honey flavor and a nice mild finish!
My brother and I shared a bottle recently. It was a delightful experience. For an inexpensive bottle it lived up to the reviews. The finish was long and wonderful. Cinnamon and toffee. I am headed out for another bottle. Cheers.
Good classic Irish
Wonderfully smooth yet flavorful with staying power. Best when let to breathe a bit and always neat.
It's not bad, but not great. I may have gotten a poorly stored bottle (nose from the cork smelled like gasoline). I got some classic irish whiskey notes/flavors but nothing like what other reviews are saying.
Also for someone thinking of buying this, know it's a standard 750ml not 1 liter as shown.
The nose is not as enticing as the actual taste. Once it hits the lips the sweetness of the honey comes alive. The finish is a medium long, strong spice. I tried straight and with an ice cube. Much better with the cube.
I loved this very smooth. It was basically a mix of a scotch(which I am not a fan of) and a great Irish whiskey. It is very good
Liquid gold. Don’t question anything, just buy it. Worth every penny. It doesn’t have the right to be as good as it is.
As a newbie I really like this one. Has a nice butter, caramel nose and taste. I sweet finish
This is avery interesting - in a good way - Irish whiskey. You definitely get a hint of the sherry cask, but it is more complex than that. I described it to a friend as a "Scotch drinkers" Irish. Drink with a cube of ice. Oh! and such a great price!
A unique and excellent Irish whiskey for am amazing price. Flavor spiral should include clove somewhere.
Really prefer this with a cube of ice than mixed or neat. I am a fan of sherry scotch and this flows well to that but could see others not as impressed with the bottle. Wasted in a mixed drink so try it as is and enjoy the accessible price.
This price point is almost unbelievable, it works so well neat. Then with a large ice ball it really opens up and produces a smoother drink. I have purchased three already.
It is a well balanced and smooth Irish Whiskey, especially at the price point
A little sharp for my liking. But overall very enjoyable.
I take mine with a large ice ball. I was impressed with how mild it was but did not compromise on flavor. I have already finished it in front of my usual.
I enjoyed this dram very much. couple small cubes of ice release just enough water to bring out the flavors. It has a very mild well-rounded taste, with a smooth finish. I will be buying again, that is for sure!
Smooth and sweet. But has great warmth afterwards. Will definitely buy it again
Very smooth with a nice hint of caramel
What a delicious, smooth and well rounded whiskey. Irish whiskey is a favorite of mine ( not the Jameson fan kind) and this is definitely one that will grace my shelf for as long as it will last, and I can still get it. Such a subtle, up front cherry with a back end of vanilla and a sneaky peat heat from belly to chest. Can't wait for the winter, I found my next warmer.
Don’t let the price fool you, it’s delicious, we had a whiskey tasting one night and this one was one of the favorites amongst a bunch of others twice its price. I keep a Bottle on the shelf now
I like it, reminds me of a mix between Jameson and tullamore
The whiskey isn't too bad actually. I'm giving the low review because the bottle I ordered was supposed to be a liter bottle not the .750l bottle that arrived.
This is my first Irish whiskey.
Very smooth and very Irish
Really damn good.
It’s just ok.
This is an amazing Irish Whiskey! The orange peel and spice balanced the sweetness of the sherry finish. I really enjoyed the lingering feeling on the palate.
My favorite Irish whiskey. Always keep a second bottle in the bar.
My number 1# right now
To me the orange peel and spice were popping with every taste. Small hints of the port in the finish.
One of my favorites so far. Good flavor, great aroma.
Very good whiskey and an interesting story behind it. Very smooth but the finish is superb! Wonderful tastes of butterscotch mixed with vanilla. I think they need a bigger cork in the bottle, it seems to evaporate quickly. ;)
I don't have much experience with Irish whiskey, but this was a good one.
A little spicy at first with a creamy feel, then then fruity and sweet. Overall not a bad $30 bottle
It is now one of our favorite whiskeys .
I really enjoyed this Irish. In Ireland, I drank Paddy. This is smoother and had more interesting aftertastes.
It was one of the first I've tried, but it was nice. I was able to drink it straight at one point.
Very nice and mild
This has a flavor that keeps of going after the sip. Certainly one of the better Irish whiskeys I've had.
Smooth as silk
This is by far one of my favorite Irish whiskeys. It's smooth and tastes wonderful. It's not easy to find around here but well worth the search.
Tried it tonight at an event, it blows me away.
Very smooth, with great flavors, Jameson better watch out
If I could give this 100 stars I would! Amazingly smooth and just about the best I have tasted. Definitely a keeper!!
A delicious irish whiskey with a surprisingly complex flavor. Smooth and sweet, can't beat it for the price.
Incredibly smooth and sweet. Highly recommend it to anyone that is trying to find “the right whisky”.
An excellent Irish whiskey. And you can’t beat this price.
Surprisingly good for the cost. Smooth and easy to drink, but not especially complex.
I dont have alot of experience to compare it to but I would buy it again. One of the very few whiskey I can actually drink straight.
I enjoyed this, I was actually able to drink it straight which is rare for me. I don't have alot of experience to compare it with but I would buy it again.
Smooth, needs a bit of water to open it up. Very nice, agree with Jeff this is on the sipping list. For the price this is a great value. I'd buy this again and will savior it for now.
On Saint Patrick's Day my friends didn't like this as much as I did. I liked the sherry finish and the very eloquent smoothness. I could sip this one on the regular.
Good cigar whiskey. Dominant notes of caramel and dried fruits. The finish is smooth, but not anything to write home about.
Surprisingly smooth and flavorful for such a good buy. Rolls easily over the tongue, the sherry refining the spice to a distant shout. I'll buy it again.
Smith and taste, light burn. Enjoyed this on crushed ice. Great value and addition to my Irish whiskey collection. Not sure my purest friends would approve on the Irish style but wouldn’t complain on taste.
Very aromatic fantastic after taste. The sherry cask really adds a subtle flavor.
Great value for the money. Dark honey and orange peel shine through. Very smooth with little bite. Would recommend to someone who doesn’t drink whiskey as an introduction to it.
Can’t beat for the price. Gave a high rating because of value