Irish Whiskey Magazine - Dark Silkie

Dark Silkie

This is a peated blend with at its core a triple distilled peated single malt which is
matured in sherry casks. This single malt is peated to 55ppm (parts per million) which after the triple distillation results in a phenol level around 22ppm. This is blended with a double distilled single malt matured in bourbon barrels and soft grain whiskey matured in virgin oak casks. Non-chill filtered and bottled at 46% ABV with a RRP of €42.

Omar Fitzell Notes

Nose

The peat is there. It’s like walking into a room the morning after an open fire. Lovely sweetness, chocolate covered green apples.

Palate

Chocolate and caramel sweetness. Some sugar coated almonds and the peat continues but it’s mellow.

Finish

Short but warming.

Overall

It’s great to see yet another peated Irish whiskey and just like Bill Phil, this will be the perfect entry into peated whiskey for those who would normally shy away from peat. It’s more smokey with a great deal of sweetness. Very balanced and enjoyable.

Al Higgins notes

Nose

Smoky bacon, beef jerky, new leather, orange oil, 80% dark chocolate, roasted nuts and high roast Java coffee. Yes, it’s
peated!

Palate

Rich, mouth-filling, complex but just a bit youthful and hot. A lovely combination of peat smoke, licorice, chocolate raisins, mocha and orange peel.

Finish

Smoke, leather, caramel chocolates, toasty oak.

Overall

A really good blend that tastes more like an Islay single malt. If you don’t like peat smoke then move along but if you do then this is a must buy. Impressive value for money.

Irish Whiskey Magazine - Omar Fitzell

Omar Fitzell

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.

You can find him on:
• Twitter – @thatsdramgood
• Facebook – ThatsDramGood

Irish Whiskey Magazine - Al Higgins

Al Higgins

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.

You can find him on:
• Twitter – @mostlydrinking

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