Whiskey Review: The Dublin Liberties 10 Year Old Copper Alley

Category: Single malt Irish Whiskey

Origin: ? distillery coming soon

Bottling: The Dublin Liberties

ABV: 46%

Cost: £50.00 buy from Master of Malt

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What they say:

Copper Alley

Heaven Above, Hell Below

Copper Alley is next to Christ Church Cathedral – a chance juxtaposition of the celestial and the infernal. By day, the high-born and the pious filled the nave of the cathedral. By night, they thronged the raucous taverns and bordellos of Copper Alley, consorting with the lowest of the low in wild and wanton abandon.

Listen carefully, it’s said, and you may still catch the faint echoes of their bawdy laughter in the air.

Singularly, heavenly, exceptional

Double barreled single malt whiskey – aged for 10 years in bourbon casks and finished in 30 year old Oloroso Sherry Casks. A limited release of 31 casks of whiskey, this is non chill filtered and bottled at 46% abv.

THE CHARACTER OF COPPER ALLEY

colour:

Rich amber

nose:

Distinctive, full bodied aroma with plenty of character, malty, fruity with lovely sweet sherry flavours throughout.

taste:

Complex, well flavoured, sherry sweet, assertive, with a real melt in the mouth maltiness with sherry succulence coming through at the end.

finish:

Rich and smooth, lingering on the tongue.

What I say:

Sampled during #DublinLibertiesWhiskey Tweet Tasting hosted by Steve @TheWhiskyWire. Matured for 10 years in ex-bourbon casks before finishing for an undisclosed period in 30yo Sherry casks hand-picked by Master Distiller Darryl McNally.

Appearance:

Copper ruby amber (12/20), slow medium tears and fine legs

Nose:

Raisin, figs, tea & oak wood soft tannins, sherry, molasses, warm malty and doughy cinnamon bread

Taste:

Caramelised sugar, toffee apples, treacle toffee, fruit and nut chocolate bars, cherry cola & cherry lips sweeties, suede leather, cinnamon buns

Finish:

Long, spiced, dried fruits

Overall:

A very nice sherry finished single malt, redolent of Christmas flavours and aroma’s, the sherry finished is balanced against the initial bourbon maturation for an easy-drinking experience.

Score: 85/100

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