Drumshanbo Inaugural release, 46% ABV, (blind tasted).

dramshanbo inaugural release

Appearance – Light straw in colour, it’s quite viscous, and has slow thick legs.

Nose – Getting a good sniff of this leaves a lemon flavour in my mouth, not had that before, rather nice tbh. There’s Lemon oil, pineapple rings, cranberries, icing sugar, raspberries, good ABV, with Vanilla. It’s very fruity.

Palate – I get Dunnage, red cherries, tropical fruits, slightly malty, a real strong sweetness around the edge, linseed oil, beeswax, cereal, and lemon oil again, a rather nice palate.

Finish – Medium in length, quite citrusy, lemon oil, oranges, grapefruit, white pepper, cherry lozenges, and icing sugar.

My thoughts – This is an Irish Single Pot Still Whiskey that I’ve wanted to try for a while now, and it’s rather nice, with flavours I wouldn’t have expected tbh.

Would I buy a bottle? – For the flavour? Definitely, for the price? No, it’s a little to expensive for me, though I’m sure others would.

Thanks to – The Blind Tasting Consortium (Twitter) & @newdramrising (Twitter).

Picture credit – The Celtic Whiskey Shop.

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