Aged: No age statement
Product of: Ireland (Eire)
This limited edition first bottling consists of 2,888 one-litre hand-blown bottles in the shape of mooring buoys, and each contains some island sand in the glass - as such, Inish Turk Beg claims to be deliberately subverting traditional whiskey presentations, and the look speaks volumes about its attempt to position this product as a contemporary liquor.
Review and Tasting
Sampled before 1st May 2011
Clear, pale gold and bright yellow flecks.
Nougat, almond and hazelnut shells, black cherry and warm apple pie complete with a dusting of cinnamon and a dollop of vanilla mascarpone.
Huge but complex and well integrated, slightly honeyed palate with cinnamon spice, red apple and burnt salty butter.
Rich, brandy butter influenced lightly spicy finish.