Glendalough Double Barrel

Glendalough Double Barrel
Whisky Glendalough Double Barrel
Country Ireland
Type Single Grain
Cask Bourbon cask,Sherry (Oloroso)
Abv 42%
Rating 76/100
Reviews of Glendalough Double Barrel
says on October 18, 2021
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 76/100
Finish strength: Medium
Color: Chestnutoloroso sherry

General description

I so wanted to love this, but...

Nose

A strange one, with lots going on early on the nose, including the usual sugars, vanilla and applish vibe that is typical of Irish whiskey. There is a little oaky oiliness and caramel scent that expands the sugary sweetness I first encountered. Not bad. Maybe a further try sometime might expand the scents of the nose...

Palate

Up and down, with so much going on but kind of misfiring somehow. A lot of uneven spiciness and strong on caramel and big sweet moments that don't quite gel with some fruit flavours dancing around distractingly in the background. The nose has more going on and the promise is not lived up to in the taste. A little harsh in places with the nose suggesting smoothness to follow, but with more of a fizz if anything (sherbet dip?) and roughness around the edges.

Finish

Medium. With oakiness returning alongside the ubiquitous caramel. Other than that... Not much. I will give it another go at some stage in the future, but there is much better Irish whiskey out there I feel...

says on March 10, 2021
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 69/100
Color: Chestnutoloroso sherry

General description

Rund im Geschmack, Vanille, Honig, eher süß, aber recht scharfer Alkoholabgang

says on November 16, 2020
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 80/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

Smooth and caramel/chocolate taste, very nice smell

says on May 18, 2020
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 72/100
Finish strength: Short
Color: Deep copper

General description

Very unpleasant....tried to enjoy. Cherry, then massive wood overtones. Should have added ice ?? Unlike most or many Irish drops. 👎
I'm re-tasting, many months on as I re-examine my magnificent collection.
That first review was far too harsh. This is a nice drop, not over complicated & a good, slightly spicy finish. I've upped my score about 10%.
It's a "grain" whisk(e)y, clearly bourbon influenced & sweet from the sherry casks; & 42%.

Nose

It's Irish sweet, ok, I still get cherries.

Palate

Again, its extremely mellow, no massive bite & a bourbon like sweetness appears late.

Finish

Its short & not unpleasant. Oak? is gentle!

says on February 27, 2020
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 91/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

Easy sipper.

says on November 17, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 73/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

nose: sweet and grain
pallet:a light soft mouthfeel with a sweet tast and some wood tannins
finish: short with some bitternes

says on July 17, 2019
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 81/100
Color: Old gold

General description

sweet, loads of flavour for a blend

says on June 9, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 92/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

very smooth

says on April 15, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 85/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

Очень мягко, похоже на Yellow spot

says on January 30, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 74/100
Finish strength: Long
Color: Deep copper

General description

Pretty smooth and sweet whiskey

Nose

flowers, fruits

Palate

sweet, wood

Finish

wood, oak

says on December 7, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 80/100
Color: Deep copper

General description

Smooth and sweet. Caramel, berries, Christmas pudding :)

says on October 10, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 80/100
Color: Amber

General description

If not for the double aging, it would be ordinary. The slight sherry only adds a little. Not a bad drink, but forgettable.

says on September 11, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 80/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

testé au porter house

says on June 22, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 55/100
Color: Pale gold

General description

You can taste the chocolate, but also the alcohol. Not one of my favourite Irish whiskey.

says on April 14, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 73/100
Color: Jonquiripe corn

General description

heerlijk neus

says on March 7, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 95/100
Color: Amontillado sherry

General description

excellent example of a single grain. one of the nicest noses of any whiskey I've had. Nice perfume smell, then opens out to flowers and a nice sweetness! on the palate it's spicy, lots of pepper and a little nuttiness. Nice long finish also.

says on February 16, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 80/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

great little bargain whiskey. sweet and smooth

says on November 27, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 90/100
Finish strength: Short
Color: Gin clear

General description

very nice! sharp with nice after taste.

Nose

clean

Palate

oak flavor

Finish

refreshing

says on November 13, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 85/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

really good very nice

says on November 24, 2016
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 100/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

Best I ever had!

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