The last in our Method and Madness evening was a revisit of their Pot Still Chestnut Finish. We first tried it a few months ago so when we decided on the tasting order, thought to close with this one.
Method and Madness Pot Still Chestnut Finish 46%
- Colour – Dark gold
- Nose – When first poured had that damp cloth aroma, then shifted into sweet pink bubble gum, very sweet candy, jammy, a bit dusty with a dash of cinnamon
- Palate – Fruity, more of that sweet berry jam, a bit oily
- Finish – Finally a finish!
Overall we were surprised with how enjoyable we found it as hadn’t been terribly impressed in our initial experience. We were happy to be pleasantly surprised – particularly as it was a good one to sip while puffing on a cigar.
What did the folks over at Midleton have to say?
A Single Pot Still whiskey aged in chestnut casks, a combination of what we’ve always done in Midleton and what we’ve never tried before. It’s not often we stray from the traditional oak, but one sip suggests it was well worth the deviation.
- Nose – Red liquorice laces, fresh rosemary and mint, grated root ginger
- Taste – Sweet fruit and spice, cinnamon toast, ripe banana
- Finish – Aromatic green tea, dissipating fruit and spice, rich wood farewell
This bottle was purchased in London at the Whisky Exchange, currently available for £62.75 and opened in November 2019.
What else did we try in our Method and Madness evening?
- Single Grain Virgin Spanish Oak Finish 46%
- Single Malt French Limousin Oak Finish 46%
- Pot Still Hungarian Oak Finish 46%
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