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Locke's 8 year old

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Locke's 8 year old

If Irish whiskies have a fault (and that is a big if) then it might be that they can be a bit "samey".  The nose has a distinct pear note, but more like the estery pear drop than a fresh pear but some freshness can be detected as well.  The taste has sweet honey and cocoa and stands up well to water.  The spice comes through as white pepper, a little cayenne, but not hot and hangs around for a long time.  Some surpises in this one, not "samey" at all.  A really nice nose and a ittle more robust and spicy than I expected for a product of the Emerald Isle.

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  • Country of Origin: Ireland
  • Type: Single Malt
  • In '101 Whiskies to Try Before you Die': No
  • In '101 World Whiskies to Try Before You Die': Indeed

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