Lambay Whiskey Small Batch Blend (40%, OB, 2020)
- ABV: 40%
- Age: NAS
- Bottling: OB
- Category: Irish blended whiskey
- Cost: £35.63
- Origin: n/a
- Vintage: Undeclared
What they say
Triple distilled, bourbon cask matured and finished in cognac casks carried across the sea from the world-renowned cellars of Cognac House Camus. Lambay’s own volcanic Trinity Well water is added at the final stage of finishing before bottling, this is a whiskey as unique as the island that inspires it.
Official tasting notes:
- COLOUR: Pale Oak Brown
- AROMA: Floral, Citrus and Lingering Spiciness
- TASTE: Cracked Almonds, Pepper, Malt, Floral
- FINISH: Spiciness with Lingering Sweetness
What I say
A small batch blended Irish whiskey bottled by Lambay Whiskey. From a recent conversation on social media, my understanding is this could essentially comprise of a blend of single malt and single pot still whiskey from the same distillery?
My tasting notes:
- Appearance: White wine gold (6/20),large tears and medium legs.
- Nose: Pear drops and sweetie shops, lemon sherbet, UFO’s, apple strudel, vanilla, buttery, multigrain cereal with honey.
- Taste: Buttery and fatty/oily, sweet wine, reserved fruits, baked/poached apple and pear, honey, toffee, cinnamon, cumin seed, sweet/herbal notes.
- Finish: Drying, sweet oak wood and nutty cashews
A little oily and buttery for my liking on the palate but carries a good sweetness and reasonable diversity of flavours.
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Interesting discussion re single pot still component in this blend.
West Cork Distillers are believed to be the source & I’m certainly happy if they’re doing single pot still whiskey.
Not tasted the 2020 release but always preferred the blend over the single malt on previous incarnations.
Maybe now there is an explanation for this!