West Cork Glengarriff Peat Charred Cask Finish

West Cork Glengarriff Peat Charred Cask Finish

(0.7l, 43%)


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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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charred
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cinnamon
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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
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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
Roy
Roy,
Quite interesting and different to other peaty ones. A tad unbalanced with the spice and something off in the aftertaste, perhaps oily? I’m not sure I could have more than a couple though.
 
Jasson
Jasson,
A surprising blast of pepper and citrus from this one. Was not expecting the taste after the nose... Not unpleasant, but definitely not going to be everyone's favorite. Finish is long and peppery. All in all, a nice dram.
 
Jon
Jon,
It’s aroma promised a sweetness with a subtle smokiness attached, instead it delivered too much pepper with a citrus tickle at the back. Drinkable but pretty much all pepper if you like that sort of thing
 
Lawrence
Lawrence,
Peppery and a little oily to sit on your tongue. A bit of orange
 
Joshua
Joshua,
Interesting combination of the more fruity grain Irish whiskey characteristics and the smoke. The peat flavor is almost more lush tasting, hard to describe.
 
Jaakko
Jaakko,
Let's see, very light colour, lighter than mead. Also light in feeling, doesn't stick to the glass like some other more robust whiskeys. Smell also very light, but I like what I get. Fresh, crisp. Alsi hints of peat are there, but they come and go. What a surprise the first sip is. Fullbodied, woody, smoky mouthful. Interesting and complex aftertaste as some other person remarked also. Grass? Some sort of liqueur, just not sweet? Tingles a bit like black pepper. There is some smoke included too, but of the round and soft kind, instead of the sharp artifical version you can buy in a bottle nowadays. Changes throughout sipping, but the later parts are pretty nondescriptive. Still, easily better and more interesting than the average budget whiskey, I think.
 
Ashley
Ashley,
Smoked pepper, lots of oak. Peat is there too. Lots going on, layers of flavor. Really fun to dissect, demands your attention too much to just sip on it mindlessly.
 
Erin
Erin,
Could be one of my new favorites from my family’s home county.
 
Jessy
Jessy,
It was very smooth, the Oily left a nice spicy note that lingered on your tongue. Wishing I had a bottle of it.
 
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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