I have to be honest that I opened a bottle of Kavanagh when I had a guest over and tottally forgot about reviewing it until I want to reference it in my Kavanagh 16 Year Single Malt Review.
Why did the slip up happen. Well, it’s not good news.
I figured we’d try this Kavanagh together and poured us each a dram, but I was the first to actually sip from it. It was so bad I had to take the glass away from my friend and pour her a glass of Tyrconnel Single Malt instead.
The super interesting part is that both these bottles are distilled by Kilbeggan Distilling, but they couldn’t be farther from each other in terms of quality. I’ve had other people tell me they really enjoy Kavanagh, and its affordable for a single malt, so of course I wanted to try it.
If I’m brave enough maybe I’ll but another bottle someday to see if I just got a bad bottle. Or maybe I’ll wait until a buddy has a bottle and I’ll just try a dram of his. Why am I hesitating to buy another bottle of Kavanagh Single Malt Irish Whiskey? Well, it tasted something like Irish Whiskey mixed with turpentine.
It was sharp, chemically, and unpleasant. I’m giving it a 3/100 as it took three small sips before I decided to pour it out. This is one of the few times where I knew if I kept the bottle it would have just sat on a shelf for a few years.
I’m hoping the Kavanagh 16 Year is significantly better, check back tomorrow to find out.