Distillery: Midleton Distillery
Ingredients: This contains 3 levels of pure pot still whiskeys: Light, medium and what they call Mod4 (heavy pot still)
Alcohol %: 46%
Types of Barrel used for Aging: Unusually for a Midleton a proportion is matured in new oak barrels, along with the usual ex-Bourbon cask ageing.
The Three Ships 10yo single malt makes its long awaited return! It is now a permanent expression in the Three Ships range, but with each annual release detailing the vintage of the whisky. The casks in this vatting were filled in July 2005, and there are roughly 11,000 bottles available. Non-chillfiltered, naturally coloured and bottled at 44.6%.
Nose: Rich and complex, with a combination of pepper, spice, sweet oak and roasted malt, all held together by a subtle peat smoke.
Palate: Spicy, with a good dose of malt and classic peat and a lovely creamy mouth-feel.
Finish: Full-bodied with a long fruity, peaty aftertaste, a slight hint of licorice with cinnamon and honey.