Provenance: Lambay Island (Ireland)
Typology: Irish Single Malt Whiskey
Ageing casks: Ex-Bourbon and ex-Cognac Casks
Additional coloring: Yes
Owner: Maison Camus and Baring Family
Average price: € 60.00
Official website: www.lambaywhiskey.com
Alongside the blended I wrote about some time ago, the young Irish distillery on the delightful island of Lambay debuted with a single malt, made from malts from an undeclared distillery (some say Bushmills) to which local water was added, later refined into ex-Cognac Barrels directly on the island.
Characteristic of this distillery, in fact, are precisely the refinements in Cognac, thanks to the barrels coming from the French Maison Camus, co-owner of the brand.
So far, I liked their bottling (in all three), let’s see how this bottle behaves with minimal gradation but without chill filtration.
Aromas of bread, banana and green apple join biscuits and cereals in a very fresh and youthful olfactory profile, rounded by honey and a touch of vanilla. Slight note of lemon and leather in the background. Pleasant.
Light-bodied, on the palate under a hint of pepper confirms the fruity scents with the addition of tropical touches (pineapple and a sprinkling of coconut), vanilla, malt, honey, impression of milk chocolate. Salty aftertaste.
Medium and fairly dry finish and savory of pera, vanilla, honey.
Easy-to-drink whiskey, tasty at the right point considering the low gradation, with that saline touch offered by aging on the island that gives it more personality. A basic malt with a price perhaps a little excessive all considered.