Tyrconnell 15 years old Madeira Cask Finish / 46% / –
The Tyrconnell brand was introduced in 1876 by Alexander Watt Distillery and is named after the horse, which won a famous race The National Product Stakes with the odds 100 to 1. The brand disappeared from the market with the closure of A. Watt Distillery in 1925 and was resurrected by John Teeling, the owner of Cooley Distillery, in the early 1990s. After recent mergers and acquisitions the Tyrconnell end-up in Beam Suntory brand portfolio. Here we have a limited edition from March 2018. It was aged for 15 years in white American oak barrels and then finished in ex-Madeira casks, a fortified wine produced off the coast of Portugal on the Madeira Island.
Nose: complex and intriguing, summer meadow, pineapple, bananas, juicy apples, cappuccino, almond croissant, butterscotch and vanilla.
Palate: fruity, summer berries, bananas, ripe grapes, sugared nuts, vanilla custard, milk chocolate, hints of cinnamon and cloves and subtle oaky bitterness.
Finish: long, with notes of red berries, brown sugar, milk chocolate, mulling spices and oak.