The Liberator Irish Malt Tawny Port Finish Whiskey
This is a rich and complex malt Whiskey finished in really fresh ex Tawny Port casks, contributing intensity, richness and complexity to the whiskey.
A Vatted Malt – made up of Single Malts from different distilleries, Ireland’s first for decades, this is a perfect showcase of the Whiskey Bonder’s art.
The components are 25% 2006 Cooley Single Malt and 75% 2015 Great Northern Distillery Single Malt. All were initially matured in ex-Bourbon casks. The younger Whiskey was then finished for 9-12 months in really fresh Tawny Port casks that we sourced, through family, directly from the Quinta.
Nose: Intense fruity aromas like dried cherries and figs, some pomegranate, freshly peeled citrus zests, spices like cardamom and long-pepper tickle the nose, the crispy malt in the background acts as a stable structure to achieve complexity.
Palate: First some roasted aromas from malt and hazel nuts, then undertones of a winey sweetness, again fruity but now more blackberries, dried kiwi and blood orange zests, the mouthfeel is smooth with a soft sparkle.
Finish: Warm and spicy with a bit of candied ginger, again long-pepper and citrus zests.