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Wine-Barrel Matured Irish Whiskey Debuts
Posted: February 24, 2012
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Concannon Irish Whiskey (80 proof or 40 percent alcohol by volume, $24.99)
APPEARANCE: Very light yellow color (almost Champagne), with medium-thick, slow legs.
NOSE: A comely mix of flowers and berries with a touch of honey and the slightest whiff of smoke.
PALATE: Smooth, round honey flavors take over immediately, chased by a nuance of spice and cinnamon on the roof of the mouth. Then the wine-cask influence lets itself be known with berry flavors along with bit of woodiness and lemon.
FINISH: Ends up very sweet and syrupy on the palate with some savory wood notes.
CIGAR PAIRING: By the color you’ll be tempted to go very light with this whiskey. While that works, Concannon, with its lushness and structure, also deserves to run with more medium-bodied smokes, to which it can donate sweetness.
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Brian Maloney — Framingham, MA, USA, — October 26, 2012 10:32pm ET
Alan Dalton — Rock Hill, SC, USA, — May 5, 2013 12:25pm ET
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