Type: Single Pot Still
Score: 91 points
This 2013 limited-edition release honors the 100th anniversary of Paddy, which was renamed by Cork Distilleries Co. back in 1913 to honor Paddy Flaherty, the salesman who made Cork’s whiskey famous around Ireland as “Paddy’s Whiskey.” It’s a Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey matured for 7 years.
The nose is rich and spicy with notes of clove, nutmeg, allspice, and cinnamon balanced nicely by caramel, dark chocolate, honey, and vanilla. The taste has good spicy notes of clove, cinnamon, and allspice that fade slowly to bring out sweeter notes of caramel candy, vanilla, fudge, and honey. The finish is long, smooth, and sweet. Very nice! (February, 2015)