Producer notes: The Blender’s Dog - part of the Whiskey Makers Series - is an Irish Whiskey that celebrates the craft of our Head Blender Billy Leighton. We’re not sure if he possesses a musical note in his head but harmonising Irish whiskey is his main pursuit. This is our tribute to his skill and the tool he uses to hear his whiskey sing – his blender’s dog.
Nose: From light citrus to pineapple, mango and kiwi notes, with the addition of figs and dates. A touch of walnut leads into the contribution of the seasoned American barrels and Spanish butts, vanilla and toasted oak.
Taste: A rich, round, creamy mouthfeel, with the sweetness of butterscotch, giving way to the prickle of the pot still spices. Succulent fruit brings the perfect balance as charred oak with some subtle tannin add to the complexity.
Finish: Exceptionally long, as the luscious fruit is slow to fade.