Suir Peated Malt 1992 8 Year Old Adelphi Limerick 60.80% 70cl

This whiskey has been made with heavily peated malt, in the same stills as its sister, Slaney.  Like the Slaney sample, it has been matured in a vigorous first-fill ex-Bourbon cask, so a comparison between the two provides an opportunity to measure the effects of peating on this malt whisky.

The colour is orange-gold; the nose-feel mild; the unreduced nose of dry peat and fresh cow-pats, developing towards the rich pastoral scents of a milking byre. The cows are banished when water is added, however, and replaced by carbolic soap, coal tar, new rubber and wet leather – robust, old-fashioned bathroom scents, one might say. The flavour is very smooth and very sweet. Smoky in the finish, with some soapiness and lingering carbolic. In a blind tasting you would place it as an Islay, but you would be foxed to say which, because of the big sweetness.

Category Single Malt Irish Whiskey
Region Ireland
Distillery Suir Peated Malt
Bottler Adelphi Limerick
Bottling Series Cask 3946
Distilled Date 1992
Bottled Date 2000
Age 8
Cask Type n/a
ABV 60.80%
Bottle Size 70cl
Status UK duty paid