free spirit with a hint of peat - the balance of malt and grain give a truly
excellent whiskey unique to
Inishowen Irish Whiskey is a unique blend whiskey as it
is very lightly peated. It contains
a number of different types of whiskey which include peated malt whiskey, malt
whiskey and grain whiskey.
The use of peated malt is a distinct characteristic
which ensures that Inishowen is the only peated Irish blend whiskey in the
Irish Whiskey brand originates from the A.A. Watt distillery in
derives its name from the beautiful
Tasting notes of Jim
Murray, renowned Whiskey Commentator
Unmistakably earthy yet lofty signs of peat are the first to show with
grape and apple fruitiness not far behind. Simple traces of vanilla are also
Momentarily sweet then a dry, full, smoky, smouldering start with the
malt also coming through. There is a powerful middle due to the grain gathering
The peat retreats to just a spicy sparkle at the back of the tongue and a
faint deep note with just a touch of malty sweetness on the very end.
can be served neat, on the rocks, or with water to taste.
The uniqueness of this fine whiskey has been
recognised in major competitions where it has won a number of medals including:
3 Silver (1996, 1998, 1999) and 3 Bronze (1997, 1998, 1999).
“Genuinely lovely stuff for
those with a favourable disposition towards heavier whiskies, something not
normally associated with Irish”.
Jim Murray, author of
Classic Irish Whiskey.
“A detectable level of
peatiness is the trade mark of this brand. The
peat is balanced within a malt and grain blend giving a variety of flavours and
another dimension to savour”.
Noel Sweeney, Cooley Master
So what's it like? Actually
it's a revelation. Soft, peaty yet not at all Scottish, this is inspired stuff.
Irish with a twist. I am never without a bottle and it give to folk who ask for
Scotch. They never complain.
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