This whiskey isn't as bad as Jack Daniel's Old No. 7, but it's not any better than Jim Beam. I have to believe that this stuff isn't representative of Irish whiskey. It's 80 proof, from a 100% malted barley mash bill. The color is amber, with long and well-spaced legs. Nose: The first whiff is truly amazing - the most glorious nose I've yet encountered in my short time with whisky. But it breaks down into strong butterscotch, mountain water, and an underlying smoky mustiness. It's not a complex nose at all. Taste: Sip after sip yielded only a watery mouthfeel and a generic whisky taste. Finish: The finish is medium long, and is nothing but alcohol and oak. I just have a sample, so I don't have enough to give it a thorough test with water or time, but I can't imagine that either method would greatly improve this mediocre stuff. It's drinkable, but that's all. The Albuquerque Total Wine site lists a fifth of Sexton at $28.49, which is about twice as much as it's worth.
28.49 USD per Bottle