Whiskey Review: The Dublin Liberties Oak Devil

Category: Blended single malt and grain Irish Whiskey

Origin: ? distillery coming soon

Bottling: The Dublin Liberties

ABV: 46%

Cost: £35.95 buy from Master of Malt

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What they say:

Oak Devil

seduced by the angels

For many years a carved Oak Devil stood over the arched entrance to The Liberties, gleefully surveying the mayhem and mischief beyond in the quarter known as hell.

Then, suddenly, the Oak Devil disappeared in the night – perhaps, it’s said, seduced by the whiskey angels escaping the barrels in the courtyard distilleries. Others say instead that his dark powers entered those barrels and infused the maturing spirits…

skillfully blended; sinfully full bodied

This is a devilish blend of double-distilled premium malt and grain whiskies, aged for more than three years in bourbon oak casks. 46% ABV. Non chill-filtered.

Devils Dew

colour:

Rich amber

nose:

Rich, malty nose, with aromas of dark fruits and soft wooded notes.

taste:

Smooth and spicy, with notes of caramel and Christmas cake.

finish:

Smooth and lasting, with lingering pepper on the tongue.

What I say:

Sampled during #DublinLibertiesWhiskey Tweet Tasting hosted by Steve @TheWhiskyWire

Appearance:

Full amber gold (10/20), medium-large loose and quick tears leave thick oily legs

Nose:

sweet, perfumed, citric lemon, malty and biscuity, honey, apple, pear, pineapple, spiced unmalted barley? with time a little vanilla cream comes out from those bourbon barrels

Taste:

Smooth and sweet, honey and syrup, caramel, fudge, stewed apples, soft malted barley, vanilla and cinnamon hints, soft bite of oak wood and grain, ginger, white pepper

Finish:

Medium, sweet, a pleasant peppery, gingery cinnamon spice

Overall:

Rather pleasant, some sweet bourbon charcter, a touch of malt and a little grain whisky makes it a little more complex than you’d expect, sweet then spiced keeps you coming back for more.

Score: 84/100

Don’t take my word for it:

Read TOModera’s Whisky Review of The Dublin Liberties

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