Dingle Batch 4 Irish Single Malt Whiskey
Batch 4 doesn’t wander too far from the distillery’s tried and true. There’s lots of heather and cereal here on the nose, and the sherry character is right behind, backing it up. The Port isn’t immediately evident on the nose, as the bourbon cask does more of the heavy lifting. The palate is expressive and approachable, with a freshly baked cookie character up front. Hints of raisins allude to the Port influence, and the sherry casking gives the whiskey a strong character of oily nuts and orange peel. It all comes together quite amicably on the finish, which is bright with orange and lemon notes that wouldn’t be out of place in a sherry-finished Scotch.