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Tullamore D.E.W. Phoenix

Tullamore D.E.W. Phoenix

Best Irish Blended 2015

On the nose straw-like apricot with hints of dusty barley and sherry spice. Lightly honeyed with hints of gooseberry and greengage. The palate opens with the oily, dried, sherried fruit and dusty cinnamon and chilli spices. Hints of coffeed, oily rum-like dried fruit come through on the middle as the grain arrives. Intense and very spicy finish with the mature grain notes lingering.

Quite a bit of grain but it has a lovely depth and maturity.

Can you have muscular coconut? Well if you can, this is it. The contradiction of delicate power carries on through to the palate, with a really nice touch of creosote for good measure. Amazingly this glass full of contradictions works really well!