Happy Hour | A Taste Of Irish Whiskey
What better way to start your St. Patrick’s Day weekend than with a few Irish whiskeys? These delicious distilled drinks are flavorful, bold and sweet, yet each have their own personality and their very own history.
Nose: Pretty light, but not unpleasant. First smell is slightly of apples, with light caramel and some light malt.
Palate: Pretty non-existent, but blooms with a few drops of water, and maltiness matures in glass.
Finish: Clean, a little malty with a little bitterness.
Comments: Sweeter than most Irish whiskeys, and better suited for mixing drinks – Irish coffee, etc. than neat or on the rocks.
Nose: Grainy, firm and slightly fruity.
Palate: Caramel and spice with malty sweetness.
Finish: Vanilla and spices ensure complexity, yet some flavors linger.
Comment: A little too sweet, but love the mix of the caramel and vanilla flavors.
Jameson 12 year
Nose: Very aromatic, wafts of orange peel and leather.
Palate: Big, oily, creamy, sociable, loud.
Finish: Peppery, with a bit of oak.
Comment: Perfect for everyday drinking.
Nose: Sweet, multi-faceted, flavors of fig, fruit.
Palate: Sip, don’t swig, to taste the fullness of this whiskey. Light and sweet.
Finish: Easy finish, the floral notes from the nose return. The sweetness fades fast.
Comment: Completely different than Jameson, with a mature complexity.