Irish Whisky - Single Malt - 2014
International Wine & Spirit Competition
Single Malt Irish Whiskey - 2013
San Francisco World Spirits Competition
The nose is sweet and crisp with orchard fruits and a malty character. Oaked dryness and an oily note. The palate is full and sweet with barley malt and hot buttered granary toast with honey. The finish is dry and grassy with a little spice.
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I found this had almost no taste, and an unpleasantly strong petrol/paraffin aftertaste. I'm trying to expand my knowledge of Irish whiskeys, and was hoping for something at least as good as the entry-level Jamesons, Tullamore DEW and Bushmills I already know.
To get it finished, I had to mix it with a bottle of Gordon's Sloe Gin (another disappointment, sweet and sticky, the very essence of the stuff you find on pub floors that makes your feet stick to the floor). This worked for a while, the alcohol afterburn of the one mitigating the cloying sweetness of the other, but I was glad to finish the both of them.
On the subject of Irish whiskey, can anybody directly compare The Irishman 70 with The Irishman Founder's Reserve ? Price and description sound very similar, don't want to buy both, or the lesser one of the two !
17th December 2014
This stuff is shit
14th December 2014
An interesting whiskey. I think I've come to terms with it about 1/3 the way into the bottle. To me giving it at least 10 to 15 minutes in the glass after adding a drop of water is critical for this one. In the first minute it's too spicy and off-putting in flavor although the nose is fantastic. After that mine develops a disturbing vinyl note on the nose that eventually dissipates and at that point the tasting notes above are pretty spot on. On the nose I also get a bit of fresh cut hay, high quality hand-made beeswax candles, and that vinyl note has transformed into a punchy fresh maltiness. On the finish the spices I get are mostly nutmeg with some ginger and a touch of cinnamon.
23rd October 2014
I find it very smooth and flavorful. Tastes great on the rocks.
21st October 2014
I bought this instead of Tullamore Dew on the recommendation of the store manager. I didn't like the taste profile at all, now I have a bottle of whiskey I don't particularly like. In addition, it was significantly more expensive than Tullamore Dew. I even like regular Jamesons better than Tryconnell. I'm sure some folks like this whiskey, but it's not for me.
16th October 2014
the smell is good, but the taste is oily and not good at all.
24th September 2014
Tyreconnell is a very relaxing way to enjoy the finest of whiskey
4th September 2014
Really like the fruity taste and smell it has.
20th August 2014
I think you have to pay A LOT more to get a better tasting Irish single malt, and I am not going to do that. This is the one for my shelf.
18th July 2014
In the early 1900,s my great grand dad had a pub in Omagh and yes he sold the Tyrconnell . A dram that could have been made by the Angels if they had a mind to .
16th June 2014
Had Tyrconnell as a substitute for Bushmills and it was outstanding. Best Irish Whiskey I have ever tasted.
13th May 2014
And not in a pleasant way. At first I thought it was "interesting," but the more I drink of it the more unpleasant and less interesting it becomes.
26th April 2014
The finish was spice and peaty which lasted longer than any before. An hour of enjoyment from a wee dram. Yes: 5 of 5. Brought to me by my fellow book printer-friend Graham Moss, Thank-you.
8th April 2014
Great dram and unbeatable price. I find a little Old Grand Dad 125 in the middle. Are those the casks by chance?
10th February 2014
Great bottle, wonderful fruit aromas and a remarkably smooth finish. Warming to the soul. My new go to for under 40$.
29th December 2013
5 of 5 with an extra star for price. It's as good as the 16 year old Bushmills I have in the cabinet.
22nd December 2013
In my early days of developing my whiskey tastebuds, I was failing to find a bottle of Black Bush in Leeds...... The cellar man recommended this and Redbreast.... At least he had a 50% recommendation rate after .....
1st November 2013
just haveing a dram of this now im irish and i never had this before always went for the norm here bushmills jameson connermara but this is great stuff love the honey and salad fruit notes and best all all it warms the chest lovely stuff
24th June 2013
Never rated the review I wrote above but 5 out of 5 is about right!
2nd June 2013
As an avid fan of Irish single malts I thought Tyrconnel would be just another duty free wannabe - boy was I wrong. This is a top class drink, incredibly tasty and smooth. I think I just made a life-long buddy!
The smell is divine (think rosewater, violets, confectionary, baked fruit). But the taste not good at all: cutting, short lived, and faintly reminiscent of engine oil. Kilbeggan is far better than it.
13th May 2013
The palette experience doesn’t compare with the nose, which is fresher, more complex, and fragrant. But the contrast is fascinating. The nose is filled with an array of fine candied fruits, strong floral notes, and fresh confectionary (think turkish delight with a drizzle of acacia honey); whereas the palette is dry, cutting, even upstaging. The whole experience makes it worthy of five stars. Try it!
10th May 2013
I have been a fan of Jamesons (especialy to 12yo and 18yo) for years, but got a bottle of this for my birthday. I reckon it is better than the Jamesons 12yo and a darn sight cheaper. A winner :)
21st February 2013
In taste, I found this similar to a basic Speyside whisky. Nothing in it is objectionable, yet it's more interesting than the Bushmills 10 I tried a few days ago. I'd be happy to have a bottle on my shelf at home.
24th September 2012
Is based on Price. Having said that, at any price you'd be hard-pressed to find a better dram of whiskey, from any country, single malt or blended. Sweet, fruity and smooth, nice gentle accents of rich oak. Surprisingly satisfying creamy, coconut finish. If you want to try another exceptional Tyrconnell, they have special cask finishes of Madeira, Sherry and Port as well that are about twice this price, yet still worth every penny (especially the Madeira IMO).
20th November 2011
All reviews so far (not just on this site) miss the coconut taste I get clear in the middle. This is not a lightweight, it is a really good dram, and really worth a tasting.
15th July 2011
16th June 2011
Dudes and Dames of the Drinking world, I regularly splurge on high-end scotch, whiskey, rye, tequila, etc. You would have to pay nearly twice this much to get this good a bottle of dram. This compares in flavor and quality to a Johnny Walker Gold Label or a Bushmills Red Label 16 year, each at least double in price of the Tyrconnell. There was one more bottle on the shelf at my local liquor store, and I'm headed back tomorrow to buy it before someone else does.
1st March 2011
I was impressed. Smooth. Light. Honey...and oh, so smooth.
Sort of drops off at the finish but, then comes back with a sweetness.
damn fine whiskey.♦
25th November 2010
AFTER BEING A LIFE LONG FAN OF SCOTTISH SINGLE MALTS I DICOVERED THE MAGIC OF THE IRISH SINGLE MALTS PRIMARILY AFTER BUYING MY FIRST BOTTLE IN THE FORM OF TYRCONNELL AND WHAT A PLEASANT SUPPRISE IT WAS .ALTHOUGH I HAVE FOUND IT HARD TO COME BY LOCALLY IT IS WELL WORTH THE TRIP TO PURCHASE IT , ONE WHICH I HAVE MADE ON SEVERAL OCCCASIONS AS OPPOSED TO BUYING ON LINE AS I PREFER BROWSING IN CASE THERE ARE ANY NEW PRODUCTS .
15th December 2009