Tullamore D.E.W. Cider Cask Finish, 40%

Price: $61 Issue: Fall 2016 Reviewer: Jonny McCormick

Hands up if you'd ever wondered what would happen if you seasoned old bourbon barrels with fermenting Irish cider, then added a triple blend of whiskeys? Anyone? Fizzy sherbet, green foliage, and cider (not apple) notes, that's what. Seasoning suggests the cask occupants are less than good mates, the cider more a lingering tenant. Pot still surfaces through the saccharine cider flavors, with coiled Bramley apple peels, citrus strands, and a nippy spiciness. Just because you can, doesn't mean you should. €54