I’m not sure if this is a national brand or one created for Total Wine & More. I’ve never seen Kavanagh anywhere else, but that could just be me.
The whiskey is made by Kilbeggan on contract before getting the Kavanagh brand name on the bottle.
I’m always interested in trying new offerings, so I grabbed this bottle of Kavanagh Single Malt, and opened it when a friend stopped by yesterday.
I poured two glasses, sipped mine, and practically slapped the glass out my friends hand before she could take the first sip. She’s not a regular whiskey drinker, and I didn’t want her first taste of Irish Whiskey to be something so poorly representative of Irish Whiskey overall. I rinsed her glass out and poured her a glass of Tyrconnel Single Malt instead, which she enjoyed.
Kavanagh has a bit of nose burn and chemical smell that is hard to place. My son works in a warehouse, and I asked him to sniff it. He said it smelled like the chemicals they use to clean the concrete warehouse floors.
I can honestly say this is one of the few bottles I poured out. I can’t imagine drinking it in mixed drinks, or any other way. It scored a 3/100 because it took 3 sips to make my final decision. Don’t waste your money, its Just Bad.
- My sink enjoyed it.
- The holiday seasons are coming up. Gift it to someone you really don’t like.
- I poured a $25 dollar down the drain.
- I gave it 3 points because it took me a full 3 (small) sips to decide this wasn’t drinkable.