The Tyrconnell Single Malt Irish Whiskey

The Data

Category   Whiskey

Sub-Category   Single Malt Irish Whiskey

Origion   Kilbeggan

Retail Price   $34.99

ABV   40%

In the Glass

Appearance

Bright, light copper color.

Aromatics

The nose offers a very pretty marriage of apples and pears, grain, and brown baking spices with accents of oak, tropical fruits, honey, and citrus.

Flavor

The palate echoes the nose offering a balance of sweet malt and baked fruit supported by a generous does of spice and oak finishing with a sharp black pepper note.

Intensity & Texture

Rich and bold with a fresh dose of acidity and loads of spices. This is not a beginners' dram.

Cool Factor

B

Double distilled Irish single malt is always welcomed. I have always had a soft spot for this pretty, malty Whiskey that is surely different than its sibling Whiskies.

Value Grade

B

$35 is not quite bargain material but among its peers this Whiskey delivers great and unique flavors at a competitive price.

Analysis

The Tyrconnell was one of the single malts created by Cooley and continued by Beam. The Whiskey is named for the old pre-prohibition Whiskey of the same name then distilled by the Watts Distillery. I have always liked that this single malt is very different than its sibling, the Connemara single malt offering a softer, fruity profile that captures the traditional essence of Irish Whiskey.

How to Enjoy

To use this in cocktails would be a waste in my opinion as the charm of this Whiskey is found in its more subtle notes. Enjoy straight with a splash of water.

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