Provenance: Lambay Island (Ireland)
Typology: Irish Blended Malt Whiskey
Ageing barrels: Ex-Bourbon and ex-Cognac
Additional coloring: Yes
Owner: Maison Camus and Baring Family
Average price: € 39.00
Official website: www.lambaywhiskey.com
I return to the new label of Irish whiskey named after the island in whose nature reserve the distillery is located, whose products are characterised by their maturation in ex-Cognac casks.
A blend of malt and grain from undeclared Irish distilleries, triple distilled as usual and without chillfiltration. As this is the basic version at the minimum alcohol content, I take it for granted that it contains colouring, since the contrary is not declared.
Very fragrant in the glass, a pleasant mixture of flowers, peaches, dried apricot, plum, vanilla, honey, candied orange, touch of nutmeg. Pencil shavings. Simple and a little pandering.
The 40 degrees of alcohol are all felt on the palate, meaning that the texture is rather light. A hint of ginger lifts the spirits, accompanying a spicy profile that is perhaps a little cumbersome on notes that pick up on those on the nose, albeit in a lesser tone, in an unimpressive and rather evanescent whole. Some nuts are added.
The finish is brief with spicy impressions of hazelnuts, candied orange and wood.
A simple whiskey, and it could only be so, an introduction to Irish spirits at a popular price that represents the soul of grain and malt in a harmless and accommodating way, and for that very reason is unlikely to give anything away to anyone other than a distracted drinker.
The other bottlings in the blog:
Lambay Whiskey Single Malt