Notes: I picked this up mainly to see what a Mizunara finish would do. I have not had anything from Glendalough either, so its a two for one for me.
Matured for 12 years in first fill American oak ex-bourbon casks, followed by 12 months in Japanese Mizunara oak.
Bottler: Glendalough, Non-chill filtered, natural colour
Age: 13 years
Source: The Whisky Club
Nose: Rested 10 minutes. Nose is super spicy, nutty and oaky, with apple sweetness. I can’t stop smelling this.
Taste: Rich, creamy and oily. Oak and spice leading to candy sweetness.
Finish: Medium/Long finish, spice, dark chocolate and vanilla.
Overall: This smells like nothing other, so many different spice notes are there. Rich and oily in the mouth, followed up by chocolate and sweet vanilla. Its more balanced towards the spicier end of things. I have to go and look for a regular 13 year Glendalough now to compare this to. I am not sure how much of an influence the Mizunara has had on this, if any. Besides that this is an awesome drop, not something I think I would drink regularly but I am definitely going to have a craving for some more soon. Well worth trying if you do see any.
Thanks for taking a look 🙂