The Irishman Founder's Reserve Caribbean Cask Finish Small Batch 2018, 46%

Price: $60 Issue: Spring 2019 Reviewer: Jonny McCormick

An interesting experiment in single cask finishing involved transferring the whiskey into St Lucia rum casks for 6 months. This has dried papaya, apricot, barley notes, hints of sherry, and robust pot still spices. Vanilla fudge sweetness, bountiful tropical flavors of passion fruit, mango, papaya—though never overtly sweet—it still has plenty of spiciness, with later traces of chocolate, café mocha, and nut butters. (380 bottles)