WOTW - Tipperary The Rising

Tipperary Boutique Distillery is yet another new whiskey distillery to open in Ireland. The future of Irish whiskey is truly exciting!

From the info I've managed to find so far, Tipperary distillery plans to open next year. Their brand is already alive and kicking though, they have released a few whiskeys, and I came across this one last August in an off-licence shop. I had never heard about the brand or plans of a distillery in Tipperary, and was very curious about this whiskey. Since they are not distilling yet, it's a sourced whiskey they have selected that reflects the particular style of whiskey they want to produce once the distillery is up and running. It's a single malt, 11 years old, double distilled, matured in ex-bourbon casks and bottled at 47% ABV. It was released in the spring of 2016, and the name celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Easter Rising in Dublin.

It's a nice, sweet and fruity whiskey that I'll happily drink again. It should also be a nice option for summer cocktails. In the past I've despised whiskey cocktails but now I'm becoming more and more interested in them. This whiskey probably has a good character for blending but it's also good to drink neat.

Nose
Banana and something else tropical. A hint of vanilla and possibly cinnamon. Cereals. After a drop of added water there is some grapefruit.

Palate
Tropical fruits, sweetness with a small bit of honey. Something minty, maybe rosemary? It has a nice finish with something spicy to it. Some oak and it gives a dry feel on the tongue.