WOTW - West Cork Dha Casca single malt

As you can see, I'm late with the WOTW this week. I almost didn't post one - I've caught a bad cold which makes it impossible to do any decent nosing and tasting. Even if I've tasted a whiskey in the past, I want to do it again before writing a post, because I often change my mind or find new characters after a while. But I won't be able to taste this again - at least not now.

Dha Casca means "two casks". I had the privelege to have a sample of this whiskey sent to me some time ago while I was in Ireland, a limited release single malt whiskey from West Cork Distillers. It's been matured in Bodega sherry casks, cut to 40%, and then finished in double charred bourbon casks.

After I came home from Ireland and did some internet searches for more info on this whiskey, I realised that it was still available at Supervalu in some places! How bad that I didn't know about that (or that I didn't think of that possibility while I was there, I guess I thought it was so old that all of it was gone already) and did some more Supervalu visits! It's a very nice whiskey indeed.

Nose
Light wood, something floral, fruity, maybe pineapple, strawberry, a touch of lemon? Definitely almond, and something undefined burnt.

Palate
Floral, and light oak. Pepper with something fruity further back into the throat. Nuts? Äpple? It has a long finish with pepper. With a drop of water, there's some vanilla too.

Nice and complex, but as you can see, and as I've noticed many times I find it very difficult to identify certain fruity flavours and aromas in whiskey. I can tell if it's fresh, dark, citrus-like or similar. So that's the reason behind all my question marks. Whatever the fruits are - I really liked this whiskey and would love to buy it if I can find a bottle.

Thanks to Whiskey Nut for whiskey sample and photos!