Greenore 8 Year Old
Also from Cooley Whiskey Distillery
Greenore 8 YO
An 8 year old single grain whiskey from Ireland! This won Gold (Best in Class) three years running at the International Wine and Spirits Competition between 2008 and 2010. Greenore is distilled at the Cooley distillery.
Nose: Lemon sponge, honeyed cereal, vanilla and a little caramel. Toasted oak, banana and tropical fruit. Fairly light, but full of flavour - very nice indeed!
Palate: Sweet, smooth vanilla before spicy oak comes in. Touches of menthol and coconut ice.
Finish: Long with maple and pecan, milk chocolate and a hint of salinity.
Overall: A sensational grain whiskey this, top stuff!
If you prefer whiskey to scotch, you'll love this!
Dinner with friends
I enjoy Tullamore Dew, Greenspot and the like. Greenore 8yr is a lovely addition to my assortment. There's a clear honey note both on the nose and that first sip. This is just an easy-going, delicious whiskey
17th November 2014
Had friends over for dinner, one of whom is Irish. Pulled out a bottle of this and we were both in raptures. A wonderful find.
4th November 2014
smashed a bottle of it last night, bit weary this morning though
15th August 2014
Sweet but subtle
I like malt scotch whisky but have a fondness for the Irish too. This really impressed me it's sweet with a slight greenapple freshness that avoids it being too heavy and honeyed, and it follows up with warmth and depth. I don't remember googling a whisky straight after tasting before. Cooley's have a winner I think.
6th July 2014
First tasted in Killarney ... I am an Irish whisky lover ... enjoy Middleton, Red Breast and The Irishman ... but Greenore seems to hit every note. This is really good.
4th July 2014
I'm in love with this whiskey. Amazing taste and incredible smell.
The linger finish is incredibly satisfying as well.
19th April 2014
A very smooth whiskey
Bought a bottle and drank it with some friends from Newry ( a stone's throw from Greenore) who agreed that it was one of the best whiskeys we had ever supped. Lovely sweet flavour.
14th November 2013
Recently took on a boy's boat trip to Alaska and this was a HUGE hit. Folks couldn't get enough of it.
18th September 2013
Never a whiskey fan till now
Worth a dram or two
Discovered this whiskey in Ireland and now am such a huge fan. Once I get through my bottles ill be purchasing several more from this website.
13th July 2013
Greenore is an all-round whiskey. The bouquet contains sweet corn, banana, vanilla, and maple syrup. The palette, though less flavoursome than the bouquet, contains strong hints of cereal, baked apple, and vanilla (note: there is nothing overwhelming here). The finish is smooth, sprightly, and engaging, with little to no burn. In sum: this is an entry-level, relatively humble, and yet deliciously flavoured whiskey that is deserving of attention.
13th May 2013
@ Award information is false
Whilst Greenore 8 Year Old did indeed win a Silver Outstanding in 2012 and Silver (Best in Class) in 2011 it also won Gold (Best In Class) in 2010, 2009 and 2008 as well as double Gold at the Great Taste Awards in 2009. A multi-award winning grain whiskey! – The Chaps at Master of Malt
9th February 2013
Award information is false
This whiskey neophyte...
Sorry to nit pick but it didn't win a gold at the IWSC it won a Silver Outstanding, also if a bottling has won you should add the year, transparency and accuracy is important when selling whisky.
2nd February 2013
... wasn't overly impressed. Given it's mostly maize, I figured it would taste like a bourbon (which I don't care for), but my sample tastes more like a single malt, albeit with more burn. While I wouldn't characterize it as smooth, it's okay stuff. I see no need to buy another drink of it.
30th August 2012
This is my new favourite. At 16 euro a bottle in duty free in Dublin Airport I'm getting through a lot of it.