This is the fifth release of The Irishman 12 year old and it is matured in first fill Bourbon barrels. A maximum of 6000 bottles will be produced each year. Notes of dried fruits, nuts and dark chocolate in the smell. In a light way. A little Bourbon vanilla in the end with just a dash of honey.
Not as “light” in the taste. At all! Very flavourful. Full of fruits like dried apricots, peaches and sweet raisins. The finish is long and the fruity sweetness comes forward. Also the nuts get noticeable here – almonds in particular. Some oak and just a hint of oak spices is present throughout the taste and the finish.
Quite flavourful with a long finish considering the low ABV. It is just wonderful what these Bourbon casks delivers. A great introduction to Irish whiskey at a very affordable price. What’s not to like? I will give this 85/100 (21/22/21/21).