Clonakilty Double Oak, 43.6%
Price: $50 ● Issue: Winter 2022 ● Reviewer: Jonny McCormick
A sourced blend of Irish whiskeys finished in STR wine casks in Clonakilty’s Atlantic Ocean warehouse, this has apple, vanilla, pepper, and clove, with green herbal hints, fresh-mowed grass, banana leaf, and a suggestion of fresh mint. Lychee, fresh lemon, vanilla, and pear warm up with ginger, pepper, baked apricot, and citrus, then some late caramel flavors. A hot dry finish of residual pepperiness and a little creaminess.