23 year old Single Irish
1 of only 134 bottles from cask no. 8585
Very complex on the nose: lemon oils, blackcurrants, sage and rosemary, aniseed and a little eucalyptus. The oils become more machine-like with a little varnished camphor wood, peppered raisins coated in toffee, some hessian and fresh cherries. It remains mentholated throughout.
On the palate, immediately rich, almost Cognac-like, then dessert wines: Muscat and Benedictine. Cough drops, herbal, with sweet chocolate notes, becoming increasingly fragrant.
The finish is surprisingly long, with a definite hint of smoke, and smooth and nutty nougat lingering.