I have tasted another Irish whiskey from Pearse Lyons Distillery. The whiskey is called Ha’Penny Irish Whiskey and it is a blend.
Ha’Penny is a range of spirits including Dublin dry gin and Rhubarb gin in addition to a blend. This is what they say about the Ha’Penny range:
The range was created by a team of craft enthusiasts from the Pearse Lyons Distillery, who were inspired by the iconic Ha’Penny Bridge which is recognised throughout the world as a symbol of this inimitable and charismatic city.
Ha’Penny Whiskey is 43% ABV & non-chill filtered. It’s a 4-10 year old NAS (no age statement) composed of 38% malt and 62% grain.
Ha’penny Irish whiskey is a blend of four different cask types and two styles of whiskey.
Available in Norway at NOK 409,90.
Woody and raw on the nose. The smell of concentrated lemon juice. It smells like gin or some other spirits. Juniper and pine. Definitely woody on the nose. Like walking in a forest. Smooth and sugary on the palate. Like drinking milk(!) with eucalyptus. The taste is a big surprise after nosing it. Ammonia and fresh licorice on the finish. Peanut shells and dry in the very end.
My score: nose 17 / taste 20 / finish 19 / balance 18 = 74
Image from hapennyspirits.com.