West Cork Glengarriff Series Bog Oak Charred Cask, 43%

Price: $45 Issue: Spring 2018 Reviewer: Jonny McCormick

Irish bog oak can lie preserved under the turf for thousands of years. The whiskey's nose is cool and clean, the smoke refined and rather elegant, with aromas of Brazil nut shells, fine Madagascan chocolate, and dark, unlacquered walking canes. Rich and sweet with chocolate orange, fiery spice, ginger cake, menthol, and root ginger, crumbling into bitter orange peel, bark, molasses, and coffee grounds. Finish of bitter roots and ginger. (4,800 bottles)