West Cork Glengarriff Peat Charred Cask Finish

West Cork Glengarriff Peat Charred Cask Finish

(0.7l, 43%)


6.8/10
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Smoke and Peat rise in Ireland
 
In the rugged and picturesque peninsulas of West Cork in southern Ireland, a terrific trio of best friends set up an artisanal distillery in 2003 and gave it a no-B.S. name: West Cork Distillers. Two of them used to be deep sea fishermen, and one used to work for a beverage firm as a scientists. So, these guys know a thing about hard work and profound knowledge. Their love for Irish heritage, tradition – and, of course, booze, was is the cornerstone for their venture. And the fact, that the microclimate of West Cork is perfect for maturing Irish Whiskey, is obviously a cool advantage.
 
Now, we usually associate smoke and peat with Scotch, and Irish Whisky is famously non-peated. But status quo is boring, so the tercet got their hands on peat and bog oak from the Glengarriff Forest in Southern Ireland, but (!) they didn't use it to smoke the barley. What they did with it was char the barrels used in the last stages of maturing (before that, Whiskey spent some time in Sherry casks). What came out of that bold experiment is a wonderful experience of new and unique flavors. It's like playing your electric guitar with a bow: old ingredients, new tricks.
  • Category
  • Style
    Peated Irish Whiskey
  • Region
    West Cork
  • Country
    Ireland
  • Alcohol
    43%
  • Distillery

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Whisky or Whiskey? The spelling differs geographically. In Scotland and some other parts of the world distilleries usually spell it Whisky; in Ireland and USA they spell it Whiskey.

Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
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Nose / Aroma / Smell
Orange oil, banana and dry earth on the nose with a touch of cinnamon.
 
Flavor / Taste / Palate
Malty palate with quince notes and a hint of ripe pear.
 
Finish
Peppery finish with a peppery exit and a whisper of smoke.

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Ratings & Reviews
Teagan
Teagan,
This was my first peated Irish whiskey (1/3 of Peat of the Moment), and I think I'm going to need another before I make a verdict on the genre. I wouldn't order a pour of this again, as there's very little flavor compared to the peated Scotches I'm accustomed to. It's quite oily as others have mentioned (more than I'd like), but beyond that it felt a bit like sweet, smokey water with more complexity on the nose than the palette; what lingers on the tongue post-swallow is more interesting than the sip itself.
 
Lloyd
Lloyd,
All I could taste was the oil.
 
Brandon
Brandon,
Very smooth throughout, a little too much due to the oily after taste/feel. Nonetheless a good sipping whisky that cinnamon finish holds you over to the next sip.
 
Antti
Antti,
It is a very good, bold, Peated Irish Whiskey with an aromatic birth; while a bold & oily life leads to a long & spicy death with notes of peppery oak, dried apricot & a hint of smoke.
 
Renee
Renee,
Needs plenty of water.
 
marlynn
marlynn,
Loved. I like Irish Whiskey and to have a peated Irish is a treat. Smoky, charred forward with a heat finish. Picked up an orange hint. Also, Keto friendly. I drink neat.
 
Joseph
Joseph,
Light peat. Notes of pear, vanilla. Sweeter than most.
marlynn
marlynn,
I too picked up the vanilla
Deja
Deja,
Delicious and well balanced.
 
Justin
Justin,
Not bad, but I prefer the Connemara if I'm looking for peat in an Irish whiskey.
Antti
Antti,
I'd have to agree, go with the Connemara!
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