The Liberator Inaugural Release Tawny Port Finish
The Liberator // Ireland
The Liberator Inaugural Release Tawny Port Finish is the first release for Wayward Irish Spirits and the first release in its Liberator series, a finished whiskey collection. The Inaugural release Tawny Port Finish is a blended malt from different single malt distilleries in Ireland. The blend includes 25% 13 year-old single malt with the balance to be aged 4 years. It initially aged in first-fill ex-bourbon, then spend 9 months in the tawny port casks. Bottled at 46% ABV, only 700 bottles were produced.
Blended MaltComprised of malted whisk(e)y from two or more distilleries; aged in barrels; if Scotch or Irish, must be aged for at least three years.
Cask Typefirst-fill ex-bourbon barrels, finished in tawny port casks
"The aroma is of moderate intensity showcasing berry compote, toasted barley and a bit of orange peel along with some musty oak. The palate shows a medium body and a spicy bite. For those not wanting a particularly sweet and fruity whiskey, this one will do nicely. The tawny port finish doesn't overpower the malt whiskey. The finish is dry with a hint of smoke from the barrels. Finish is a bit hot for its 92 proof. Mellow it out with a splash of cool water or a large ice cube. "