Excerpt: There’s nothing technically wrong or off with the Slainte Irish Whiskey, it’s a dead-center-middle-of-the-road whiskey, with a unique buttercream note, but it’s not exactly standing out in the category.
Excerpt: One of the better whiskeys I’ve seen released by a famous person entering the world of spirits. Certainly worth trying if you enjoy sweeter Irish whiskey, and you get the bonus of contributing money to Ukraine.
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Sláinte Irish Whiskey is backed by American actor and director Liev Schreiber. Bottled at the legal minimum ABV of 40%, this is a blend of single malt and single grain whiskeys aged in bourbon barrels and finished in sherry casks.
Sweet but thin and pleasant. Apples, pears, honey and toffee are found throughout.
Rising bread, honey, slivered almonds, toffee. An unexpected pop of ethanol despite the low proof, and the profile shifts to focus more on dessert rather than fruit.
Light oak and caramels on the finish. Short finish, it's easy and clean although not particularly memorable.
Overall, this is just fine. It meets or beats most of its compatriots in the young, blended, Irish category bottled at 40% and that does just fine here.
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