Bottling: LOCKE’S 8 Year Old Stone Crock
The Irish are constantly reminding us that Scotland and Japan aren’t the only places which can produce top quality malts. And this particular expression, complete in ceramic pouring jug, further cements that fact.
Nose: Such a fresh nose on this Irish beauty. Standing in a field of tall grass holding crisp green apples in each hand minutes after a light morning shower. The sun peers through and shines a light on a lemon and lime tree near by. A basket of plum raisins sprinkled with the tiniest of dark chocolate flakes sits underneath the glistening foliage.
Palate: The wonderful palate of lemony sweetness cascades around your taste buds as gentle star anise gives the delivery a gorgeous complexity.
Finish: The long, dry and oaky finish has touches of fennel and something a touch bitter. Like the, not so unpleasant, aftertaste of rocket leaves.
All in all a wonderful expression and the fact that it comes in a ceramic pouring jug makes the experience even more special.