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McConnell's 5 year old Blended Irish Whiskey, 42%

Price: $33 Issue: Summer 2020 Reviewer: Jonny McCormick

Aromas of honey, vanilla extract, dried banana, and clove, with green herbal notes of parsley stems and kale. Dark sugar sweetness, vanilla, baked citrus, clove, and peppercorn flavors, though the spices don't overwhelm the mellow mouthfeel, and it rounds off with vanilla toffee, sliced banana, herbal grain notes, and lingering spice. Worth getting to know this whiskey well to appreciate its full potential.