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The Irishman Cask Strength 2018, 54%

Price: $160 Issue: Spring 2019 Reviewer: Jonny McCormick

Irish blends come in many different combinations, but this tongue sizzler is malt and pot still whiskey only. Let the high alcohol blow off the glass to find spring blossoms, pot still spices, honey sweetness, tangerine, macadamia nut, peppercorn, star anise, and fennel seed. A rounded spiced-orange note, assertive spices, then toffee, nut, oak, and herbal tones with a finish of nippy clove and citrus peel. Dilute to taste. (3,516 bottles)