Hell-Cat Maggie Irish Whiskey

Single Pot Still

Hell-Cat Maggie // (bottled in USA), Ireland

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  1. mkistler80

    Tasted
    3.75
    3.75 out of 5 stars
  2. Badpancreas

    Tasted
    4.0
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    21.0 USD per Bottle
  3. John-Wilson

    Tasted
    3.5
    3.5 out of 5 stars
  4. Ello_Lyss

    Tasted
    4.25
    4.25 out of 5 stars
    Slightly oaky
    19.99 USD per Bottle
  5. blitzkrieg068

    Tasted
    2.75
    2.75 out of 5 stars
  6. Zachary-Dewey

    Tasted
    3.25
    3.25 out of 5 stars
    Typical Irish whiskey fruitiness. Honey. Slight pepper.
  7. loch_ness

    Tasted
    3.5
    3.5 out of 5 stars
  8. geologyjane

    Tasted
    2.5
    2.5 out of 5 stars
    How do you follow up a review of Highland Park 18? Well, you don’t. You don’t even try. So I am swimming down the Straits of Moyle, across the Irish Sea, and pulling myself out onto the shores of County Louth, Ireland. That’s where this oddity starts - an Irish whiskey that’s imported to the US and bottled in Princeton, Minnesota.... Hell-Cat Maggie Irish Whiskey. Of course, you don’t pick a name like Hell-Cat Maggie out of thin air. This fearsome historical female was a legendary member of the Irish-American street gang, “The Dead Rabbits”, who roamed the Five Points district in Manhattan during the 1840s. She reportedly earned her violent pseudonym by filing her teeth to points and wearing brass claws into battle with other New York street gangs, most notably the anti-immigrant Bowery Boys. She died at the ripe old age of 25. So how does the whiskey branded after her namesake fare? I suppose similarly if you consider that not much is known about it - it’s apparently a blend of unmalted whiskies and malted pot still whiskies aged for at least 3 years and first hit shelves in March 2015.* Even the folks at Distiller haven’t dared to review this dram yet. What am I getting myself into? Nose: Young grain and malt. Check this spirit’s birth certificate, I’m not convinced its turned 3 yet. Green apple caramel candies poke through bitter wood notes and sweet ethanol. If something can smell bright, this is sharply bright. Palate: Metallic green apples. Some bitter astringency and more wood than I was expecting given its youth. Subsequent tastings bring out more sweetness and bread. Thin and light-bodied. Definitely some grainy funk going on. Finish: Short and fiery. Not unlike our leading lady. Bready malt. The heat and bitter solvent notes overstay their welcome a bit. Good thing it’s only bottled at 40% ABV. Thoughts? I made it out of my tangle with Hell-Cat Maggie alive. I will need to try this on the rocks and/or experiment with some ginger beer (Irish Mule) or vermouth (Emerald) to use up the rest. I can’t really recommend this neat with the exception of experiencing it for the marketing appeal. Still fun to try though (and hats off to the producers for featuring a female on the label). 2.5 ~ 72 ~ Below Average *Distiller should probably update this to a blend as opposed to the single pot still it’s currently described as...?
    17.0 USD per Bottle
  9. Todd-Moen

    Tasted
    4.25
    4.25 out of 5 stars
    COLOR/ Warm, Rich, Dark Reddish Yellow Caramel AROMA/ Caramel, Nutty, Slight Sweetness FIRST SIP/ Slight Alcohol, Carmel Nougat, Sweetness, Slight Corn TASTE/ Alcohol, Light, Nutty Sweetness, Caramel FINISH/ Smooth, Sweet, Dissipating Alcohol Burn, Sweet Burnt Candy MT GLASS/ Carmel, Sweetness, Delicious 80 proof For the money me friends this is a fierce and lovely find! Maggie's reputation for being a fierce fighter doesn't hold a candle here because Hell-Cat Maggie Irish Whiskey is delightful and an unique blend of full bodied robustness that will keep you coming back for more. Please keep in mind this is a Stupendous delicious price point for such a outstanding and remarkable lass! Please enjoy this notoriously delicious blended Irish whiskey with caution care and respect it deserves! CH33RS :-) P.S. There is a 1 - 2 combination punch here that constitutes me rating... The delicious price and the surprise of it's outstanding, delivery of taste! Be responsible out there! CH33RS
    18.09 USD per Bottle
    St. George
  10. MaryBurk04

    Tasted
    4.0
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Tried this at The Highlands Games and Fell in Love. Smooth and easy over Ice.
    16.0 USD per Bottle
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