This is a 5-year old sourced Irish whiskey, sourced for use at a NYC whiskey bar named The Dead Rabbit. Fortunately, this was not kept exclusive to the bar, and it is fairly well distributed. When it was recommended to me, I had never heard of the bar, so this will be my first impression. Nose: Vanilla, sugar cookie, and toffee. Apple, pear, and white grape, and apricot. Custard and vanilla frosting sweetness. Some roasted nut (walnut, cashew) and toasted oak. It's light but pleasant. Palate: Caramel, vanilla, toffee, malt, and sugar cookie. Floral notes along with more of the apple (Granny Smith), pear, apricot, and white grape. Heavy brown sugar. Roasted cashew and oak. Finish: Caramel and brown sugar. Apple and pear. Vanilla and toffee. Roasted cashew and oak with some cinnamon, clove and nutmeg carrying this to a medium length finish. This is an interesting whiskey. It's young; that much is evident. But it also has a lot to offer. This made me think of Jameson Gold, which is fitting because I believe it is the only other Irish whiskey I've had that has been aged in virgin oak. Solid concept, great value. Would be willing to spend more money to see this formula applied to a whiskey aged for double or triple the time. As for this, good stuff, 3.5/5.
35.0 USD per Bottle