The Dublin Liberties Oak Devil (46%, OB, 2017)
- Category: Blended single malt and grain Irish Whiskey
- Origin: ? distillery coming soon
- Bottling: The Dublin Liberties
- ABV: 46%
- Cost: £35.95
What they say:
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.
Rich, malty nose, with aromas of dark fruits and soft wooded notes.
Smooth and spicy, with notes of caramel and Christmas cake.
Smooth and lasting, with lingering pepper on the tongue.
What I say:
Sampled during #DublinLibertiesWhiskey Tweet Tasting hosted by Steve @TheWhiskyWire
Full amber gold (10/20), medium-large loose and quick tears leave thick oily legs
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
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
Medium, sweet, a pleasant peppery, gingery cinnamon spice
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.
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