Handcrafted in small batches using Traditional techniques, St. Patrick’s Irish Whiskey is matured for more than 3 years in first fill bourbon barrels, using 3 year old grain blended with old malts up to 15 years old.
It is certainly a fragrant young grain element that comes across first on the nose and it is pushed to the side by dry malty aromas accompanied by a low rumble of wood phenolic and a fleeting wisp of charred oak. There’s a touch of dustiness and a definite hint of salted caramel, perhaps that briny quality as a result of maturation in warehouses that are licked by sea air.
The mouthfeel is of medium intensity on a wood and rubber background, and the medium finish is all pepper and spice. 40% ABV.