Michael Collins 10 Year Old Single Malt Review
When you go through as many whiskies as we do, it’s crucial to seek out what is different to keep things interesting. The same is true for the individual for a big reason: the palate acclimates to whatever you throw at it. Constantly introducing variables is the best way to keep a system guessing. This is an important point for the discerning whiskey drinker. Our selection today of Michael Collins 10 Year Old Single Malt is an Irish whiskey with a welcome change of pace. On to some particulars…
Michael Collins is mix of peated and non-peated single malt barley as opposed to the usual malted/un-malted barley comprising many of the blends in the Irish category today. This double distilled whiskey carries a 10 year old age statement and is aged in first fill bourbon barrels. Intended for the premium Irish category in America, this Cooley Distillery malt averages $40.00 a bottle. One more welcome departure from the norm is that Michael Collins 10 Year is peated, however so lightly. Let’s get to it.
SWC Group Review
Nose- Heavy, aromatic with doughy cereal notes. Dried red apples, coconut. Vanilla with slight smoke. Peppery.
Taste- Balanced and mellow. Sour apple, grain, pepper and cigar. Nice sweetness.
Finish- Some heat, peat picks up nicely. Some oak with a slight soapy note. Explosive and drying. Satisfying.
Comment- Succeeds. Well balanced and good depth. We will be looking to keep this in our cabinets. Recommended.
SWC Rating – 85/100
Average Retail – $40.00
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