No better way to try whiskies than by buying them in mini form. You get to save money and know if you truly like what you are drinking. Here we have Clonakilty Irish Whiskey Single Grain, Single Batch and Port Cask.
Single Grain (green)
Nose: oak and sweetness
Palate: vanilla, fruit, apple, and honey
Finish: spices and pepper
The single grain is 9-year premium Irish grain finished Bordeaux casks. It’s light, fruity and smooth.
Single Batch (blue)
Nose: vanilla, pear, and apples
Palate: sweet, spices, pepper and ginger
Finish: sweetness and vanilla
Matured in ex-bourbon casks. It’s finished in virgin American oak and shaved, toasted and re-charred ex-red wine European oak casks. Sweeter than the single grain but still just as smooth. There is a balance of spices and sweetness that hits you at the back of the throat.
Port Cask (red)
Nose: vanilla, apple, and peaches
Palate: cherries, spices, and cardamom
Finish: spices and chocolate
Premium Irish malt and 9-year Irish grain matured in Port Casks from The Douro Valley. Very spiced and has fall vibes. It’s not sweet but it is very smooth.
Honestly, I think all three are great, but if I had to pick, the Port Cask was my favorite. I loved the cherry and spiced notes. The upside is, they do have something for every palate.
The green would be for those who want something light and aren’t much whiskey drinkers. The blue for those who want a sweeter whiskey. The red, for people like me who search for that perfect fall whiskey with a good amount of spice. I would recommend trying.
Note: The contents on my blog are solely my opinion. To me every palate is different! Although I may or may not like a product, I always recommend for people to try it and make up their own minds.