A Drop of the Irish by Blackadder, Cask DI 2018-3
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USA Exclusive, Cask DI 2018-3. 1 of 265 Bottles
To make "A Drop of the Irish," Blackadder selected some of the finest individual casks of unpeated Irish single malt whiskey, distilled at the world’s oldest distillery in County Antrim, and vatted them in small batches of casks without the addition of any caramel colouring and with just the minimum filter to remove the traces of cask that might otherwise find their way into the bottle.
A Drop of the Irish is bottled at 46% vol without any chill-filtration, a process that removes much of the natural fats, oils and flavours in the whiskey. Because of this, it may appear slightly cloudy, especially when a little water is added, and the whiskey may throw a sediment, as happens with fine wines. You may even notice some of the whiskey’s natural fats suspended in the spirit, especially if the bottle has been stored in a cool place. All this is perfectly natural.
Because of how it is bottled, A Drop of the Irish contains all the natural oils and fats of a fine whiskey to give a fuller, rounder more satisfying taste in the mouth and a much greater and lingering depth of flavour. Enjoy it with a little clear fresh water – any good quality still, non-flavoured water is a perfect accompaniment. This addition of water allows the spirit room to breathe and lets the esters escape from the fats in the spirit. It is these esters that give the depth of flavour and character to A Drop of the Irish.