West Cork Blended Irish Whiskey: Bourbon Cask
($22) 80 proof. No age statement (3+ years.) . 75% grain Irish whiskey & 25% malt Irish whiskey. Matured in first fill bourbon casks. Simple, straightforward, and yes, it developed some bourbon characteristics. Mild, spicy, hint of toffee note. I liked this!
West Cork Black Reserve (Limited Reserve)
86 proof. No age statement (3+ years.) Aged in lightly toasted, charred #4 bourbon first fill casks. Color is golden amber. Smoky but not peaty. More of a traditional Irish whiskey – which is great for other Irish whiskey fans – but I actually preferred the cheaper Bourbon Cask (above.)
West Cork Blended Irish Whiskey
124 proof. 33% malt and 66% grain whisky. Matured in ex-bourbon casks. Oak brown color. Too strong for tastes – I’d need to water this back down to 90 proof to make it drinkable. But hey, to each his own.