Sexton Irish Whiskey Review | Whiskey Raiders
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Sexton Irish Whiskey

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  • Distiller:

    Bushmills

  • Bottler:

    Sexton

  • ABV:

    40%

  • Age:

    NAS

  • Price:
    $$$$$
  • Raided Score: 82
  • Publication: The Whiskey Wash
  • Excerpt: I know I should like this. And I would like to say that I send only goodwill toward the sisterhood. But it’s like when I’m in barre class: Some women are really just not my type. This isn’t terrible, but it’s definitely not my favorite.
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  • Raided Score: 86
  • Publication: The Whiskey Jug
  • Excerpt: I know the tide is turning in Irish Whiskey to deliver their amazing malts in a purer form, but it’s a pity to see whiskeys that could be stellar diluted along the way.
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  • Raided Score: 89
  • Publication: WhiskyCast
  • Excerpt: The taste is light and floral at first, with good spices that develop slowly and hints of honey and caramel candy in the background. The finish is long with lingering spices and a nice balance.
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  • Raided Score: 85
  • Publication: Distiller
  • Excerpt: Pleasant, but not super complex. Good value on a sherried whiskey.
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  • Raided Score: 90
  • Publication: Wine Enthusiast
  • Excerpt: The smooth, oak-forward palate suggests a Bourbon-like profile, finishing long with lots of honey, plus echoes of nutmeg, clove and lemon peel. Finished in oloroso Sherry casks.
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  • Raided Score: 88
  • Publication: Drinkhacker
  • Excerpt: All told, this is an Irish that drinks more like a young single malt Scotch than almost any other Irish whiskey I can think of. Whether that is a good or a bad thing, well, is up to you.
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  • Raided Score: 77
  • Publication: Whiskey Raiders
  • Excerpt: All things considered, this was really interesting. The nose was easily the best part, with the palate and finish being generally thin and unremarkable but the nose did impress me.
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  • Intro:

    "Made from 100% Irish malted barley, the Sexton is triple distilled in copper pot stills and aged in former Oloroso sherry casks."

  • Nose:

    Toffee, caramel, ethanol and raisin bread. Really rich nose, which I found surprising.

  • Taste:

    Thin mouth feel, mild heat. Leather, tobacco, honey and pear. What rich sherry existed on the nose isnt really here in the palate.

  • Finish:

    Short, mild, but loaded with peach ring candy, pears, honey and some tobacco.

  • Overall:

    All things considered, this was really interesting. The nose was easily the best part, with the palate and finish being generally thin and unremarkable but the nose did impress me.

  • Score:

    4

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