Continuing on with my bender behind the times, go back to a week ago. I’m walking into an Irish bar. It’s a little bit of a dive. Not a total dive. I’ve walked into worse.
And I need to order an Irish whiskey. Don’t know what to order, and they say one I’ve never seen. Paddy. Guy pours the drink, it’s less than 35cl, so I get the dram for free.
It’s good to be on my drinking vacation.
Paddy Irish Whiskey is distilled three times, and non-chill filtered. They brag about quality water and barley, but who doesn’t? Okay, let’s just try this, it was free, I’m happy as hell, and honestly enjoying myself late at night, drinking around town.
Price: N/A at the LCBO
Colour: light yellow
Nose: Yeast, lemon, apple, wood, hoppy
Has the typical Irish profile, being light and bready, however has a little bit more going on. There’s some floral elements and a bit more going on than normal.
Taste: Vanilla, lemon, burn, earthy
Free or not, the amount of vanilla and lemon in this comes as a surprise. Not overly yeasty like Irish whiskies (or angry Irish women who are off PH wise), this is nice to sip.
It’s simple, but nice.
Finish: Currant, vanilla, yeast, caramel
Good mouthfeel, paired with a little fruit, yeast, and caramel. Again, nice and smooth drink. Not crazy, but tasty.
Conclusion: So here’s the thing: This whiskey isn’t going to blow your mind or change you onto Irish whiskey. However it is a smooth, nice drinking whiskey with a good mouthfeel, decent flavours, and less burn.
Yeah, it needs way more Abv. and way more time in the barrel to amp it up, however compared to other bland whiskies that I’ve had, this one does the job right.
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