Bottler: Castle Brands
Score: 96 points
This is often cited as the oldest and rarest Irish whiskey available, with just a few hundred bottles released each year. It’s also one of the best Irish whiskies I’ve ever tasted, with a thick, oily mouthfeel. The nose has hints of malt, along with bananas, coconut, and molasses cookies. The taste starts off peppery, but fades smoothly to a honey-like sweetness that reveals notes of black licorice and molasses. The finish has a hint of tart green apples and a slight kiss of smoke.