Just opened this bottle...my limited note remarks:
Color...very light pee yellow.
Nose...light, typical Irish presentation...a bit of honey, nail polish - grain component.
Taste...yum...a nice smooth, mouth with sweetness on the finish.
Trying to detect "charcoal mellowing"....maybe the mild roundness in the mouth.
Finish...gentle as an Irish rain.
This is not to me a complex whisky...but it is a pleasant, very smooth drinking whiskey...somewhat reminiscent of some Canadian whiskeys except it does not have as much of that "formaldehyde" note I associate with Canadian.
Since Clontarf whiskies are geared at the 20-30 somethings it will be a nice gateway choice for Irish whiskey.