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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 privilege 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.

West Cork Dha Casca

Palate
Floral, and light oak. Pepper with something fruity further back into the throat. Nuts? Apple? It has a long finish with pepper. With a drop of water, there’s some vanilla too.
Nice and very pleasant to the palate.

Thanks to Whiskey Nut for whiskey sample and photos!

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