Comparing Two Tyrconnell 10 yo Cask Finishes

by Oliver Klimek on August 25, 2011

Tyrconnell 10 yo Shery Cask Finish

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My Tasting Notes

Colour: Dark amber
Nose: Raisins, prunes, dried apricots, whiffs of pipe tobacco and polished wood.
Palate: Prunes, dried apricots, vanilla, butterscotch, hints of pepper and nutmeg.
Finish: Long, fruity and spicy.
Overall: A rather nicely done finish that adds quite a bit of depth. Adding water makes it a bit too spicy for me.

Rating: 82/100 – Price Tag $$$$$ – Value for your Money $$$$$

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Tyrconnell 10 yo Port Cask Finish

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My Tasting Notes

Colour: Bright amber
Nose: Raisins, apricots, pineapple, honey, vanilla, hints of nutmeg.
Palate: Apricots, honey, pineapple, vanilla, hints of nutmeg and pepper.
Finish: Long, fruity and slightly spicy.
Overall: Obviously a white port was used here. This is a nice fruity dram spiced up by a little cask wood.

Rating: 83/100 – Price Tag $$$$$ – Value for your Money $$$$$

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Conclusion

Tasting these two finishes head to head, their common provenance is undisputable. The sherry puts the emphasis on a certain richness you would normally expect from an older whisky. The port finish strengthens the fruity character of the dram. Overall I think the port version is a tad rounder giving it a slight margin over the sherry one in direct comparison.

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