“Crafted and highly exclusive, this Single Cask Strength expression of Lambay Whiskey Single Malt is a pure taste of island life and is a welcome addition to the current Lambay Whiskey portfolio.
Cask 4613 is released to the public as a part of our private collection within our Single Malt cask program due to high consumer demand.
All cognac casks used in the finish of this whiskey have been hand-selected by Lambay’s Cellar Master, Yonael Bernard.
These casks are carried across the sea from the world-renowned cellars of Camus France, and left to sleep in the bonded warehouse on Lambay Island to further mature and refine in aroma and taste.
Non-chill filtered | 56.5% ABV/ Vol.
Lambay Single Malt-Single Cask Strength, is wholly finished in hand-selected French Oak Cognac Casks.
This cask is limited to 350-400 bottles – Cask 4613 is the 4th cask released from this exclusive collection.
Each bottle from the cask is recorded with a batch number on the label along with the rare signature of Master Blender – Yonael Bernard.
The triple distillation of the Single Malt and long period of maturation in the cognac cask on Lambay Island makes for a surprising smooth finish for this high strength whiskey.” – Lambay
Appearance: Summer cider, golden. Oily on the glass, good legs.
Nose: Floral, icing sugar, honey, cereal, pear drops, vanilla ice cream. Not much ethanol, given the ABV.
There’s also some lovely funk going on, damp cellar and a whiff of blue cheese. This aroma is especially evident when inhaling through the nose, while sipping.
Palate: Spicier than I expected and more in tune with the ABV. Also quite herbal, before the sugar registers on the palate.
Some menthol appears, together with a slightly more acrid flavour, a bit sour and drying. Dare I say, a touch dessert wine.
Slight traces of grass cuttings, hay and more herbal notes underly too. It’s a bit of a mashup of flavours!
Finish: Nice and warming. The spicy white pepper and mild chilli notes persist to the finish, as does the dessert wine influence.
Overall: Spicy sweet and warming with hints of herbs. It’s quite unique and a pretty easy sipper. Pretty good!
This whisky was supplied as part of a Twitter tasting, courtesy of The Whisky Wire.Follow @thewhiskywire Follow @lambaywhiskey