Drams of 2021 – An Irish, a Scotch and a Rye
Mulberry wood, scotch godfather and rye!
This month we are picking an intriguing Irish finish, another superb effort from Billy Walker and a lesser known Bourbon house. If you happen to come across any of these and enjoy them do let us know!
Method & Madness Pot Still Mulberry Wood Finish
This limited-edition release was initially matured in traditional oak ex-bourbon casks, then finished in 50 litre Mulberry wood casks. This calculated risk yields the rewards of the Mulberry’s unusual wood structure. Fast maturing, given the size of cask and the structure of the wood having relatively low density & high porosity, the whiskey spent between 3 & 8 months finishing in the unusual Mulberry casks to give a balanced final whiskey.
Caramelised Toffee Apple, Freshly Cut Wood, Toasted Pine Nuts.
Sweet Pear. Green Apple, Smoked Paprika.
Deep & Mellow, Lingering Fruits, Intense Wood Spice.
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Glenallachie Cask Strength Batch 5
Billy Walker with another hit, the Nile Rodgers of the whisky world! Batch 5 of Glenallachie's Cask Strength 10 Year Old single malt has been matured in a combination of Pedro Ximenez and oloroso sherry puncheons, virgin oak casks and ex-Rioja red wine casks. Aromas of heather honey, dark chocolate, mocha, almonds, cinnamon and orange peel fill the nose, complemented by notes of raisins, treacle, honey and nutmeg throughout the palate.
Boondocks 3 Year Old Straight Rye
Boondocks Whiskey is the brainchild of Whisky Advocate Lifetime Achievement Award winner, Dave Scheurich. And while you may have never heard his name, Dave has helped create some of America’s most recognized whiskeys over the last 40 years.
This three-year-old straight rye whiskey from Boondocks has been matured in virgin American oak casks to create layers of caramel, vanilla, toffee, fresh grass and white pepper throughout the palate.