A week from now, you’re undoubtedly going to run into a lot of people wearing green. Here in the States, St. Patrick’s Day turns into quite the celebration, especially when it lands on a Friday. For myself, despite my name, it’s not something I get big into. Still, there’s nothing wrong with being geographically appropriate for the day, so we’ve got this review of the Roe & Co Blended Irish Whiskey for you.
While I’ve been known to enjoy all types of whiskey, they tend most commonly to be American (bourbon) or Scottish (scotch whisky). I’ve had a few different Irish whiskey’s (including a lovely peated one) but they’ve not been big in my rotation. With the Roe & Co Blended Irish Whiskey, well, that’s something that could certainly change.
I found most blended whiskey – whatever the type – tends to have a milder flavor profile, and that’s definitely the case with the Roe & Co Blended Irish Whiskey. That it’s aged in bourbon barrels (it doesn’t say for how long) certainly will help mellow things, as well as increase that rich amber hue. Overall, I found it to have a very mild nose, a carmel-ly sweetness up front, and a very smooth finish. Adding a splash of water and letting it open up some brought what I can best describe as a papery, or woody, note to the taste.
In short, the Roe & Co Blended Irish Whiskey is something a regular whiskey imbiber would appreciate, yet not scare off anyone who associates whiskey with a burning taste. Given it’s a blend, it should work quite nice for mixed drinks as well (though I stuck to keeping it straight up). Your local pricing will vary, but I was able to find our local mega beverage store, Binny’s, had the 750 mL bottle for a quite reasonable $32.99. You can check out the details, as well as Roe & Co’s other offerings, over at. roeandcowhiskey.com
Details from Roe & Co
- NOSE: Creamy, delightfully fragrant.
- TASTE: Notes of soft spice and mellow spun sugar along with warm hints of spiced pears and woody vanilla.
- FINISH: Lingering and gentle, ending with a light creaminess.
- 45% ABV