Our Angel is Single Malt Irish whiskey from the Cooley distillery. Daily Dram released a whole array of Cooley casks over the last two years: The Dark Angel, An Angel’s port(al), The Mad(eira) Angel… and now Our Angel.
The story behind the bottle: at the Spirits in the Sky festival (Leuven, november 2008), anyone who attended Aiofe O’Sullivan’s masterclass could taste different Cooley samples at different strenghts. They voted which of the samples would be bottled. The signatures of the members of the jury are on the back label.
Our Angel – Cooley 9y 1999
(46%, Daily Dram 2009)
Nose: lots of sweet (exotic) fruits (mango, apricot, pear). Reminds me of a fruity milkshake. Some waxy / solventy notes as well (paint remover) but that’s not a bad thing here. Some frangipane and bubblegum. Wonderful.
Mouth: similar impressions as on the nose. Whenever I taste this, I think of guimauves (similar to marshmallows, but more gummy and firm – sold in the form of the Holy Virgin). Candied, with a complete fruit basket again. Some banana. A bit of vanilla and cinnamon.
Finish: sweet and spicy. Faint notes of cloves.
Very young, lively and simply wonderful. Not just excellent Cooley, but excellent whiskey. A bargain as well: € 42.