Method And Madness – 31 year old single grain

From the #MethodAndMadness range that was recently released, from the Micro Distillery in Midleton, comes a bottling of an 31 year old single grain. Distilled in 1985, matured in refill bourbon barrels, and three casks bottled at cask strength to be released at three different markets. The one tasted at the launch event in Dublin was the one bottled from cask 21614 at 52,5%. I managed to get a quick note written down at the tasting there of this beautiful dram…

On the sweet nose I can find notes of powdered sugar, honey, fruit, flower, soft red apple flavours with cinnamon, creamy vanilla and puffed pastry. Soft notes follow this of wood shavings between soft dried fruit and grapefruit. It almost had a mellow, rum like syrupy sweetness to it. The palate was very much like the nose, filled with lovely warm sweet notes, liquorice, mango, melon, a hint of red pepper and honey. A good length finish with a sweet creamy smooth feeling. A beauty!

Looking for the other expressions in this release? Check out the notes then of the French ChestnutFrench Limousin and single grain expressions.

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