Like the Lambay blend, this starts out in x Bourbon casks before being finished in selected cognac casks from Camus. These are exposed to the sea air on the shores of Lambay Island. The producers claim that here, the whiskey picks up notes of iodine, seaweed and salt via the maritime winds and sea spray, thus influencing the final flavour profile.
Tasting note: Brilliant gold. An attractive mix of ripe fruits (peach, pear, banana?) Further air contact draws out hints of cinnamon doughnut, beeswax and vanilla. Fuller, richer and more rounded than the blended Lambay, this is deliciously creamy through the mid palate with stewed apple and sweet spice flavours followed by hints of dried banana and milk chocolate in the aftertaste. Length, balance and texture all nicely captured here. Lovely Irish. 40% Alc./Vol.