Irish Mist Liqueur

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Closure: Synthetic stopper

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Owned by: Heaven Hill
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alc./vol: 35%

Proof: 70°

Vintage: Non-vintage

Aged: No age statement

An Irish whiskey-based liqueur flavoured with heather, clover honey and herbs. It is said to have been originally created at the Tullamore Distillery and purported to be based on a lost traditional Irish recipe for a 1000-year-old drink called heather wine.
The manuscript, which had been lost for 250 years, is said to have come back to Ireland in the 1940s. A good yarn, so it is.

Review and Tasting

Sampled on 15/08/2011


Clear, Bright golden orange.


An aromatic, sweet smelling nose with overripe pineapple/overripe banana/tropical fruit confectionary, vanilla, slightly herbal aromas with a faint note of the whiskey base.


Sweet honeyed, overripe banana and whiskey palate which belies its 35% alcohol strength. Vanilla, caramel and cherry flavours with light herbal spice.


Sweet, tropical fruity finish with bitter chocolate notes and which is saved from being cloying by peppery spice of the whiskey.


Reminiscent of old-school Southern Comfort.

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