Currach Founders Cask
A single malt Irish whiskey which is the first to be finished in Atlantic kombu
seaweed charred casks. The Founders Single Cask of 240 hand-filled and hand
numbered bottles are drawn from the very first cask and bottled at cask strength
of 60% ABV. Non-chill filtered, natural colour. RRP about €110.
Omar Fitzell Notes
Damp forest floor and earthy notes. Big Nutty note along with a charred oak. Slight astringent note that I just can’t pick out.
Thinner than expected. Warming spices along with a salty brine note. Salted butter, digestive biscuit and a very slight caramel note.
Medium. I get the nuttiness now that I got on the nose.
A fairly balanced whiskey, I think it just lacks something. There’s a funky sour note throughout.
Al Higgins notes
A quite unique nose. Prickly pears, fresh mangoes, malted grains, vinyl plastic sheeting, fresh hazelnuts, apricots and white pepper.
Not quite what I expected. Mushrooms, truffle oil, citrus, hazelnuts, white chocolate, green pineapples and fresh mangoes.
Decent length with some firm oak wood notes and a slight metallic edge.
The base spirit here is certainly unique. A bit of an acquired taste maybe? I find it hard to enjoy.
Omar has been lurking in the background of the Irish Whiskey Industry since 2010 when he started his journey through tasting, enjoying and collecting whiskey. In January 2018 he launched the online blog “That’s Dram Good” which, in those few short months, has become one of the most popular whiskey blogs in Ireland.
Over 20 years of experience in drinks retail and a member of the team at the Celtic Whiskey Shop since 2003. Alastair is chief tester and taster at the shop and is also coordinator for the Irish Whiskey Awards. When he is not working he is either training for ultra-marathons, parenting or drumming with his band Le Galaxie.
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