This is the fourth bottling for the Limburg Dramclub. Buying this bottle makes you a member and gets you a ticket for the next Whisky Fair and a 5% online discount during a year. See www.dailydram.de
Although the label simply says Irish malt 2009, the spirit was supposedly produced at Cooley distillery (which makes it Tyrconnell).
Irish malt 6 yo 2009 (51,4%, Limburg Dramclub 2015, barrel, 141 btl.)
Nose: green Irish notes (pears, grapefruits, a little banana skin) but generally much grassier and grainier (sweet barley) than the ones produced at Bushmills. Subtle whiffs of nail polish remover as well. Muesli. Hints of vanilla. A bit of aniseed.
Mouth: a slightly surprising mixture of juicy grapefruits, lemon zest, apple juice and a big mineral side. Some jelly beans. Huge ginger, with waxy notes, capsicum, green leafy notes… Herbs and bitter tonic.
Finish: long, on ginger, liquorice and wax, with some candied touches.
An interesting dram, just don’t expect a fruit bomb. Kind of a Lowlands versions of Ireland. Around € 85, or € 65 if you only want the bottle without the other advantages. Also available outside of Limburg, or so it seems.