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Midleton Dair Ghaelach Tasting notes and reviews

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Midleton Dair Ghaelach

Brand
Midleton
Expression
Dair Ghaelach
Type
Irish Whiskey ~ Pot Still
Abv
58.10%
Produced at
Old Midleton Distillery
Website
www.irishdistillers.ie
Availability
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Chris Goodrum

86
Nose
Oily with classic pot still graininess. Gooseberry and under-ripe apple follow. Hugely ‘Bourbony' oaked with what feels like some virgin oak. Coffeed with grippy spices.
Palate
The oils are lighter and it's richer than the nose suggests. Again exuberantly oaked with a seriously intense spiciness enlivened by biting pot still graininess.
Finish
Long and slightly marc-like with plenty of lightly oiled dried fruit, marzipan. Seriously tongue tingling spices.
Comment
It displays both youthful and mature-ish notes. One thing it definitely doesn't lack is oak though!

Joel Harrison

91
Nose
Highland toffee next to a steaming pot of coffee. Some menthol notes with oak spices and a hint of clove. Marmite on hot buttered toast.
Palate
Another easy sipper at natural strength, this is a rich and complex number with hazelnut praline, coconut creams, some freshly chopped basil and nice red stone fruits
Finish
Ginger cake and lime sorbet. Some spices, long and warming. Tobacco leaves.
Comment
A really lovely dram which is complex from start to finish. A drop of water does it wonders.
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