Glendalough 13yr Single Malt Review | Whiskey Raiders
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Glendalough 13yr Single Malt

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  • Distiller:

    Undisclosed

  • Bottler:

    Glendalough

  • ABV:

    46%

  • Age:

    13 Years

  • Price:
    $$$$$
  • Raided Score: 83
  • Publication: whiskyfun
  • Excerpt: Another one that I’m finding very good, very ‘modern Irish’, but with less of the extravagant fruitiness that can be found elsewhere.
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  • Raided Score: 85
  • Publication: Whisky Advocate
  • Excerpt: Fizzy, effervescent candies pop on the palate and tongue. A medium-length finish, the mint diminishing to leave cinnamon and a little charred oak. A fine discovery.
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  • Raided Score: 84
  • Publication: Distiller
  • Excerpt: The finish delivers toffee, dry oak, and spicy grain with a surprisingly, bitter-asphalty aftertaste, which at least encourages another sip to remove it, but brings down the overall appraisal.
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  • Raided Score: 96
  • Publication: The Whiskey Wash
  • Excerpt: The physical sensation is followed by an evening out of the liquid’s smoother side across the palate, bringing along the flavors of vanilla, honeycomb, and a finish with notes of Christmas spice, Medjool date, and a big, lingering oak presence. It definitely burns and dries at various times making it a slower sipper, which is ok, as it’s a joy to savor and contemplate.
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  • Raided Score: 91
  • Publication: Modern Thirst
  • Excerpt: Not what I expected, a different Irish whiskey that touches on many senses; pleasant overall with the price reflecting the casks used to finish.
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  • Raided Score: 93
  • Publication: Wine Enthusiast
  • Excerpt: It's markedly soft on the palate, with most of the flavor on the drying finish: an intriguing mix of plum skin, unsweetened chocolate, honey and a touch of clove.
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