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drunkenjayhawk
03-03-2008, 22:35
I decided to get a 50 ml of this brand. I must say not having much experience of Irish whiskey this stuff is very very nice. Upon pouring it into my glass I immediately get a strong "green apple" aroma. The drink itself is very light and smooth, hardly any burn at all. Not a harsh note to be had. All in all I will go out and get at least 2 bottles- 1 to drink immediately and 1 to have for later lol. But the other real question, from here where do I go for moderately priced Irish fare? I have also picked up a Michael Collins 50ml but not sampled it yet.

Mamba
03-03-2008, 22:50
Upon pouring it into my glass I immediately get a strong "green apple" aroma.

But the other real question, from here where do I go for moderately priced Irish fare?

I get a candied green apple taste (think Jolly Rancher) as well as caramel from Powers Gold Label and it is only $17 where I live. I'm not all the way through the bottle yet, but I've enjoyed every single pour so far (even if the preceeding drinks were high-proof bourbons or ryes). I finished off a bottle of Redbreast 12 before I bought the Powers, and while it is more complex, I find the Powers quite delicious in its simplicity.

JeffRenner
03-07-2008, 17:57
Powers Gold Label and it is only $17 ... I find the Powers quite delicious in its simplicity.

Power's is one of the great classics in whiskey. Much eponymous "power." Putatively 60% pot still (Murray).

Sadly, there seems to be a hole in my cabinet labeled "Power's." I must remedy that.

Jeff

havok66
03-08-2008, 06:17
I decided to get a 50 ml of this brand. I must say not having much experience of Irish whiskey this stuff is very very nice. Upon pouring it into my glass I immediately get a strong "green apple" aroma. The drink itself is very light and smooth, hardly any burn at all. Not a harsh note to be had. All in all I will go out and get at least 2 bottles- 1 to drink immediately and 1 to have for later lol. But the other real question, from here where do I go for moderately priced Irish fare? I have also picked up a Michael Collins 50ml but not sampled it yet.
Did the 50ml have a year on it?
Knappogue 92 was great. If you tried that you got lucky!
I am hearing good things about 95 but I have not tried it yet.

drunkenjayhawk
03-12-2008, 21:20
Mine was a 1994.

havok66
03-13-2008, 12:32
Mine was a 1994.
The 94 is good so if you liked that I can now say (since i tried it this past weekend) you should really like the 95
ryan

melting
03-13-2008, 15:42
I also like the 95 and it's on sale for $19.99. Quite different from the standard Irish offerings. It really took me a couple of nights to appreciate it.

Chris

drunkenjayhawk
03-14-2008, 06:46
Is it just 19.99 locally or someplace online?

havok66
03-14-2008, 09:29
I also like the 95 and it's on sale for $19.99. Quite different from the standard Irish offerings. It really took me a couple of nights to appreciate it.

Chris

FOR 750ml? IF that's true that is an unreal price. :shocked:
Buy all you can.

Jono
04-09-2008, 14:41
I tasted Knappogue at WhiskyFest and found it a pleasant Irish Whiskey....a summertime drink being lighter in body, sweet.

Jazzhead
04-09-2008, 17:58
Very good dram, this, although for me Redbreast (and Bushmills 1608) are the acme of Irish whiskey. This (the 1994 version) could pass for a terrific Lowland malt, with a beautiful zesty apples taste. I wish for the price (if you can get it for twenty bucks, that's a bargain), they'd raise the proof some, but that's way it is with almost all Irish whiskeys. (Bushmills 1608 is worth the splurge not only for the quality of the blend but also for the bourbon-strength proof - a honeyed Irish that kicks ass.)