Kinahan's Small Batch, 46%

Price: $40 Issue: Winter 2015 Reviewer: Jonny McCormick

They say that Jerry Thomas made Kinahan's his whiskey of choice in 1862. A sniff today might reveal molten honey, flapjacks, dry grist, and a fresh apple Danish (apple, custard, and pastry). The palate has a nip of lozenge sweeties, more apples, peppermint, vanilla, and a slow slide into chocolate, lemon pith, and cocoa. The 25% malt content presses home the flavor. Palate-coating. It's a blend of fine quality, and Kinahan's revival adds to the resurgence of Dublin's whiskey story.