Dingle, Dingle, Dingle, what will we do with you????
We’ll drink you, that’s what we’ll do!!!!
The past few weeks have been ones of frustration for me, as the Dingle train was at full speed with the recent release of Batch 3 and Batch 3 Cask Strength, and I wasn’t able to get my hands on the latter! That’s a story for another day really but it got me thinking about what I’ll take a look at for the blog this week and their Batch 1 Single Malt sprang to mind.
Batch 1 was released in November 2016 and numbered around 7,500 bottles. These were in high demand for both Irish whiskey drinkers and for those of us who like to collect as it was the first Irish whiskey to be produced that didn’t come from the famous big three of Cooley, Midleton and Bushmills. It was matured in first fill ex bourbon casks and also bottled at its natural colour, which is extremely important in my opinion.
So here are my thoughts:
Glass used: The Tuath
Nose: For me it’s clear that this a young whiskey but there are still some nice scents there with fruits like lemon, and apple coming through.
Palate: The notes of fruit continue from the nose. To some it may seem a tad ‘strong’ but you have to bare in mind that this is a four year old whiskey.
Finish: To be honest ‘The finish’ is something I’m still developing the ability to explain to others and I’m not sure if what I say makes any sense but then again we’re all different aren’t we! For me it’s inviting, it makes we want to try more of it and that’s a good thing!
Overall: For a whiskey that is so young, it’s really good. Is it going to compete with your longer aged liquids, of course not, the answer is in the question there, but I really like the flavours and as I said above it invites me back for more.
There is so much potential for this liquid and for the distillery itself that you can see nothing but good things coming from Dingle in the future. The future is very bright for them and it’s a future I’m excited about!
Hope you enjoyed the review.
Till next time, slainte!