Spanish Earl Single Malt Irish Whiskey starts its ageing in ex-bourbon casks for nearly 4 years and then is spilt into two finishing casks, ex-imperial stout and ex-aged, golden jamaican rum. The two triple-distilled malt Irish whiskeys are then recombined after at least 3 months apart, and bottled. The stout element is inspired by juan del Aquila’s time spent in cork, renowned the world over for stout production for hundreds of years, while rum being the preferred drink of seafarers of old, leds sweet toffee to the dark chocolate of the stout. 43% ABV.
Nose: Dark chocolate, indulgent coffee & cream, reminiscent of irish cream liqueur, strawberry and cream becomes quite distinct and dried fruit
Taste: Coffee and dark chocolate, tiramisu, Irish stout creaminess and dried fruit: fig, raisin and a little ripe banana and tropical fruit.
Finish: Nice length, with a little bit of raisin and a slight kick of spice on the back-end.