Maker: Niche Brands, Derry, Northern Ireland, UK (Luxco)
Style: Single Malt Irish
Cooperage: First-fill bourbon cask finished
Age: 8 y/o
Michigan state minimum: $38
Appearance: Medium gold.
Nose: Butterscotch, seaspray, apricot, leather, ginger.
Palate: Full-bodied. Toffee, Sauternes, oak, caramel, alcohol.
Finish: Apricots, burn.
Parting words: This is the older sibling of the NAS Quiet Man I reviewed back in January of 2019. I didn’t really care for it at first. I thought it was overoaked and hard to drink. It’s opened up a lot since then and gotten fruitier and more complex. I like it a lot now and $38 isn’t too bad for a good Irish malt these days. The Quiet Man, 8 y/o Single Malt is recommended.