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Method & Madness French Limousin Oak-Finished, 46%

Price: $75 Issue: Winter 2020 Reviewer: Jonny McCormick




Irish Distillers experimented with 14 year old single malt (sourced from elsewhere, as Midleton Distillery doesn't make it), matured in bourbon barrels with a parcel finished in French oak. The nose is nutty, with granola, shortbread, pecans, and a smattering of ground pepper. Smooth flavors of ice cream cone, blossom honey, vanilla, ginger, pepper, and long-lasting spices. Toffee, roasted nuts, cinnamon, malt, and blackening spices carry from the late palate into the finish.