West Cork Original Whiskey 70cl

Irish Whiskey • 70cl • 40%
Product details
West Cork Original
Country Irish Whiskey
Distillery/Brand West Cork Distillers
Style Blended Whiskey

West Cork Original

A basic blended Irish whiskey from West Cork Distillers matured in ex-bourbon casks.

Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

Nose Vanilla, hay, biscuit crumbs, touch of glue and yellow fruit.

Palate Poached pear, buffalo grass, a little light caramel.

Finish Short with some orchard fruit and pepper.

Allergy information

This product does not contain any notifiable allergens
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Reviews for West Cork Original
Okay, rather have Jameson.
Smells nice, taste good but after a bit sharp.. I prefer Jameson or Paddy's over this.
Mike , Netherlands
11 months ago
Dangerous like the cat from Red Dwarf
Seriously and dangerously smooth. Lulls you in with its drinkability before repeatedly reminding you in its own unique way that it's 40% proof. Don't underestimate the difficulty of basic tasks, if you polish off more of this than someone should of an evening.
Stephen O , United Kingdom
one year ago
Anonymous to the point of complete absense of anything distinguishing
Ok, it's very cheap, and pretty smooth, and as such, if you were to pass it round the campfire, I couldn't imagine that anyone would complain, but...
Does it really taste of anything?
Sadly, not much
Hugh S , United Kingdom
one year ago
Great price for smooth Irish whiskey.
Fantastic bottle of liquid gold. A chap can't go wrong with any bottle from West Cork Distillery.
Stephen John P , United Kingdom
one year ago
Fantastic value
I’m a single malt drinker and I got given this as a Christmas present. I threw any whisky-snobbishness out of the window: this is incredibly easy to drink and so moorish that I finished it within a week. DON’T JUDGE A BOTTLE BY ITS PRICE
George W , United Kingdom
2 years ago
I love it. Simple but very enjoyable blend.
Nose is pleasant, dark fruits and vanilla, buttery, cream, dominated by sweet pleasant grain, reminds me of Teeling Single Grain. A bit of a glue, is there any unmalted barley there?
Taste is relatively strong for a blend, it reminds me of other West Cork expression so it has to carry a distillate character of the house. Burn is one of the lightest I get from blends, tho it tastes more like 43% than 40%.
Aftertaste is short and peppery at first, but then you discover it is still lingering after long time. West Cork seems to have this characteristic sulphury aftertaste of something like, excuse my comparison, motor oil (?) which I really, really love. Morish is a good word? You don't want to stop sipping it, that's for sure.
Overall it reminds me some of non-peated Islands/Highland whiskeys which I called have "Atlantic" character. It is very un-Jameson-y, so be aware, this one is different. And I am not lying, every time I take a sip I imagine a fjord or something like that. I really hope these guys will stay independent distillers forever...
One of these bottles you can travel with to the most remote parts of the world.
I bought it for 25e on special offer in Ireland, and I think that would be a fair price point to sell it at.
Greg S , Ireland
6 years ago
Fantastic value!
A great value Irish Whiskey!

Give me this over the basic Paddy, Jameson, et al. any day of the week.
It has a hint of the green-apple of West Cork's "The Pogues", but with a little bourbon warmth and caramel.

Not a huge taste or complexity - but look at the price!

Fantastic for mixing, and good enough to sip.
Andy , United Kingdom
6 years ago