This was my first brush with Roe & Co from Dublin – creators of Irish whisky blends. The miniature from the Vita Dulcis 2020 Advent Calendar was their 2019 Cask Strength edition.
Ireland – Roe & Co Cask Strength Limited Release 2019 Edition 59.1%
- Colour – Light straw
- Nose – Sharp, crisp fruits and hint of flowers, cereals – particularly hay, ginger, vanilla custard
- Palate – Again sharp, pine wood, apples
- Finish – Spice
Nearly all of the whiskies in this calendar were between 40 – 46% and I simply wasn’t even tempted to add water. However with this one, given it is a bit ‘hot’, thought to see how it fares.
With water? It helped open it up further, smoothed out the palate and before I knew it, my wee 2ml teaser was gone!
On their website, they provide relatively limited details:
This blended whiskey has pronounced flavours of orchard fruit, layers of creamy vanilla and warming woody notes.
And there you have it!
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