This bottle of Dublin Liberties Copper Alley Irish Whiskey was a birthday gift from my Dad, and I have thoroughly enjoyed sipping it. Dublin Liberties is a single malt that is aged for 10 years and finished in Oloroso Sherry casks.
The nose on this Dublin Liberties Copper Alley is a wonderful malt and butter cookies. It is muted compared to Redbreast 12, but still lovely, and mixes with just a hint of sherry that is subtle but so well crafted into this whiskey that it is
The sip is complex and swirling and starts with malt and butter cookies mixed with a nuttiness. The mid tongue immediately turns to cinnamon that quickly turns to pepper and sherry on the finish. After the swallow you will appreciate the dryness of that sherry.
Some of the other sherry finished whiskeys I’ve had overpower the whiskey, but this is just a masterfully crafted blend and all the tasting notes mesh together beautifully.
Dublin Liberties Copper Alley scored a well earned 90/10. If you can find it, but a bottle and let me know if you agree.
- Single malt and aged 10 year goodness.
- Incredibly well created sherry finish.
- It was a surprise bottle for my birthday, and it was an awesome present.
- Can you find it? I’d never seen it in a store and was psyched to get it as a present.