SPIRIT OF THE WEEK
Dingle Single Malt Whiskey Batch No 2 ABV 46.5%, 70cl — €65.00
Stockists: Celtic Whiskey Shop, Wine Centre Kilkenny, www.dingledistillery.ie By my count Dingle is one of only four distilleries in Ireland selling whiskey it made itself so it is great to see it has some new small batch releases including 500 bottles of a 60% cask strength (€125) and 800 bottles of toffee-tinged Dingle Pot Still (€90) aged exclusively in PX casks. The Single Malt Batch 2 is Oloroso, PX and Bourbon cask aged with just 6,000 bottles on release. Darker and denser than batch 1 with distinct chocolate and vanilla aromas and a supple smooth palate with lingering dates and caramel on the finish.