• The Whistler 7 year old – Irish Whiskey - Blue Note 70cl
The Whistler 7 year old – Blue Note 70cl

The Boann Distillery. Not a distillery that immediately springs to mind when you talk about Irish Whiskey to be fair. I think the main reason for that is, although they have a fully built distillery, it is not yet commissioned to run due to a slight conundrum with removing effluent from the distillery. Long story short, they are pretty much ready to rock and hopefully will dive into production in early 2019. While we wait for them to run their own spirit, they have released bottlings of sourced spirit which they have finished in oloroso sherry casks. Named “The Whistler” series, it currently has three variations with more to come. A 7 year old, a 7 year old cask strength and a 10 year old. The company is largely family run and the name “The Whistler” comes from the distillery’s owner, Pat Cooney, who is known for his love of whistling. I hear that Pat can often be heard walking the distillery whistling one traditional song or another on a daily basis.

Country
Ireland

Bottle
70 CL

Alcohol
46% vol

Whisky
Single Malt

Taste type Whisky

Colour

Nose
Sharp at first giving way to a heavy malt note. Some caramel, orange peel and raisin throughout. With water the sharpness disappears and leaves the other notes shine.

Palate
Nice sweet start that has all spice, cinnamon and cloves. This gives way to some pineapple and apples. Water injects a nice orange citrus note into this dram.

Finish
Short finish that is dry with some oakiness. Water actually lengthens the finish for me but increases the dryness for some reason.


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The Whistler 7 year old – Irish Whiskey - Blue Note 70cl

  • Brands Boann Distillery
  • Product Code: The Whistler 7 year old – Irish Whiskey - Blue Note 70cl
  • Availability: In Stock
  • €47.50

  • Ex Tax: €39.26

Tags: The Whistler