World's Best Grain Whisky - 2011
World Whiskies Awards
Insider knowledge: Greenore 15 Year Old whiskey is named whiskey by virtue of the fact it's from Ireland. If distilled in Scotland the spelling would be Greenore 15 Year Old whisky, as opposed to whiskey.
An interesting nose of light Bourbon oak and caramelised vanilla. It puts one in mind of a Canadian with it’s soft grainy aromas. Pure and subtle yet over time it develops a serious violet note. Moving into herbal territory before some pleasant marzipan and sweet spices arrive.
Soft and light on the palate with hints of tropical banana, violets and herbal nuances. The oak is well integrated, restrained and supporting. The middle opens to display a lovely delicate depth of soft spices, light golden syrup and sugar coated fruits. Lovely length with a distinct Turkish delight finish and the oak bittering out at the death. A lovely gentle journey.
8th July 2010