Here we have a whiskey that commemorates a crucial battle in Ireland that took place almost exactly 1000 years ago. On April 23rd, 2014, Brian Boru the High King of Ireland fought against Mael Morda mac Murchada the rebellious King of Leinster. Unfortunately, High King Boru lost his life when some Norsemen in the hire of the Mael Morda slew him as they fled the battlefield. Because of this, Ireland became many small kingdoms and all of Brian’s work toward uniting Ireland was lost for centuries.
Clontarf 1014 (80 proof)
Visual: Medium-light gold.
Nose: Nutty, caramel cream, and oak wood.
Taste: Light, smooth and sweet with a fair amount of vanilla. I’m somehow reminded of a maple-frosted cinnamon bun.
Finish: Long lasting sweetness.
Overall: A very dessert-like Irish whiskey. This will be a good choice for your next Irish Coffee.
GSN Rating: B
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