Cork Event: A Taste of Cork's Whiskey History

  • 25 Sep 2014
  • 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Porterhouse Cork, Sheares Street, Cork.
  • 40

Registration

  • Special price for members

***Earlybird Prices for non-members available, see below***


Be regaled by the stories of Cork's long forgotten whiskey brands

 and distilleries. 

Taste Cork Distilleries Co. Old Irish Pure Pot Still Whisky as available in Cork over 100 years ago. 

Sample discontinued expressions like Hewitt's Irish Whiskey and a rare 10 year old Paddy expression from the late 1950's, early 1960's. 


Toast, to his very name, a dram of Midleton Barry Crockett Legacy and be one of the first to enjoy the 30th Anniversary Edition of Midleton Very Rare, the very first to bear the signature of Master Distiller Brian Nation.



Whiskeys


1. Current Paddy Irish Whiskey Blend

NOSE                

Apple, Green Apple, Vanilla, Spice, Malt, Caramel

PALATE            

Creamy, Huge Pot Still followed by spices, Honey, Mellow Fruits, Vanilla

COMMENTS    

"Surprisingly good"


2. Paddy 10 Year Old Irish Whisky (1950's)

NOSE            

Leather, Dark Chocolate, Musky, Caramel, Liquorice, Meaty, Vanilla, Raisins, Oak, 
                    

Earthy, Nutty, Banana, Nutmeg, Tobacco, Apple

PALATE           

Rich, Full Mouthfeel, Meaty, Fusel-Heavy, Oily, Very Smooth, Creamy, Citrus, Rum-like, Musky, Long lingering finish

COMMENTS    

"Pot Still through and through", "No need for water", "God I'd pay for this one"


3. Cork Distilleries Company Pure Pot Still Irish Whisky (Paddy Centenary Limited Edition)

NOSE            

Fresh Aromas, Green Apples, Pear, Berries, Fruit Bomb, Citrus Fruit, Vanilla, Toffee, Honey, Raisin, Malt Sweetness, Floral, Bubble Gum, Pine

PALATE            

Smooth, Pear, Apple, Citrus Fruits, Vanilla, Pepper, Spicy Oak, Long spicy finish,

COMMENTS  

"Fruit Bomb", "Small drop of water makes big difference", "Water explodes the fruit", "I'd drink it all day"


4. Hewitt's Irish Whisky Blend (1970's)

NOSE               

Medicinal, Slightly Meaty, Peat, Mint, Light Muskiness, Caramel, Scotch-like, Burned Wood,  Banana, Malt, Vanilla,                            

Honey, Rose Water, Carnations, Apple and Lemon Drops

PALATE            

Medium peatiness, Smooth, Oily, Cinnamon, Earthy, Bog, Orange, Honey with a blast of smoke, Mouth coating, Long finish

COMMENTS   

"Delicous", "Less peaty with water", "Can't decide between honey and peat", "Not a fan although delighted to have tried it"

  

5. Murphy's Premium Irish Whiskey Blend

NOSE               

Light, Floral, Vanilla, Peach, Malt, Vanilla, Sweet Grain, New-cut grass, Apple, Orange blossom, Fresh, Cereal, Barley

PALATE           

Smooth, Sweet, Beer-like, Slight fruit - peach, lime, honey, Short finish, back of the throat spice"

COMMENTS   

"Heading to neutral, obviously a blend", "Smooth but tasteless", "Flavour disappears quite quickly", "No way 50% malt"

 
6. Barry Crockett Legacy Pot Still Irish Whiskey

NOSE               

Fruity, Mango, Citrus Fruit, Vanilla, Caramel, Bourbon Oak, Malt, Barley

PALATE           

Smooth, Fruit, Mango, Toffee, Caramel, Irish Cream, Oak, Spicy 

COMMENTS    

"Light & delicate yet with an after-bite", "Pure Midleton pot still", "Slight citrus with water"

 

7. Midleton Very Rare Blended Irish Whiskey

NOSE                

Orchard Apples, Slight Cinnamon, Caramel, Slight Oak, Sweet, Spice, Slight Toffee

PALATE            

Sweet, Oily, Warming Spice, Woody element, Caramel, Toffee, Irish Cream,  Apple, Slight Cinnamon

COMMENTS


"Smooth Mild Spice", "Easy drinking whiskey", "My first ever Midleton Rare, well done Brian", "Smooth, very smooth - great taste"

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