This Dubliner Bourbon Cask Finished Irish Whiskey is a blend of single malt and grain whiskies that is finished in bourbon casks for three years.
The nose on this whiskey is a wonderful blend of malt and honey that ends with a pleasant apple and floral note.
The mouth feel is clean and the front of my tongue is hit by malt that transitions to sweet honey and just a touch of butter cookies. The finish is a pleasant sweetness mixed with the charred oak from the bourbon barrels which imparts a bit of spice, and just a little bit of roughness.
This Dubliner Bourbon Cask Finish is a wonderful blended whiskey that really captures the best of a single malt pot still while optimized for this specific price point, which it does really well. Dubliner Bourbon Cask Finish scored a well deserved 80/100, making it Sip Worthy.
- At under $35 a bottle, this is a great buy.
- A wonderful blended whiskey. The distiller struck gold with this recipe.
- Reminds me of Redbreast 12 at half the price.
- After I first bought this bottle, I haven’t been able to find it within a 100 miles of my house.
- Can you find it?
This weekend’s selection is Dubliner Bourbon Cask Aged Irish Whiskey.
While The Dead Rabbit says its based on five year old whiskey on the bottle, the whiskey itself doesn’t carry an age statement, which means that the blend may have some 5 year old whiskey in it, but we don’t know how much, and the rest of the bottle is a mixture of much more shortly aged alcohol.
What The Dead Rabbit does have is an epic backstory:
The Dead Rabbits were a notorious Irish immigrant street gang whose sworn enemies were the nativist anti-immigrant Bowery Boys. Their antagonism came to a head in a notorious riot that raged for days in 1857. Up to a thousand gang members were involved before order was finally restored. The leader of the Dead Rabbits was John Morrissey, a notorious figure who would later go on to become a Democratic congressman and senator.https://deadrabbitirishwhiskey.com/story/
The nose sweet vanilla that competes with the ethanol. The nose is subtle and not complex.
The palate is clean but there is too much Bourbon Cask to really appreciate what I like about Irish Whiskey. There is just a hint of sweet that might have some malt in it, but it is so overpowered by the time in the Bourbon and New Oak that it leaves me wanting more of the Irish, and less of the American influences.
I’m giving The Dead Rabbit a69/100, making it just a point into Mixed Drinks Only territory. Save it for your coffee!
- Awesome backstory that taught me a bit about my Irish roots.
- If you love Bourbon with a hint of Irish this might be the bottle for you.
- At $35 there are better options out there.
- If you like Irish Whiskey and butter cookies, don’t come looking to The Dead Rabbit to fulfill your desires.