Whenever I see a new Irish Whiskey, I grab it, even if it is only $25 bucks, which is how I ended up with this John L. Sullivan Irish Whiskey. The marketing team went all out, making this boxer inspired bottle “The Sporting Man’s Whiskey”.
The nose on John L. Sullivan Irish Whiskey hints at malt but its subtle and is mixed with a bit of ethanol.
The first sip has a few rough edges, but it also has a nice muted malt on the mid tongue that turns to Granny Smith apples and vanilla oak that slides into its finish.
There are rough edges, and the nose and flavors are relatively basic, on the other hand this is a dirt cheap bottle and does sip easily. That is giving this points on the value side, offsetting some of the rough edges, which is why John L. Sullivan Irish Whiskey earned a 72/100 and I will grab another bottle when I see it. It’s not going in my Whiskey Safe, but for those times when I’m watching a bad movie and eating pizza, this is a great Budget Whiskey.
- Dirt cheap.
- Sips easy.
- Great value for the dollar.
- There are a few rough edges, but at this price what do you expect?