Gelston Irish Single Malt
Not having tried Gelston Irish Single Malt before, and it being on offer for around 22GBP a bottle, I thought it rude not to buy a bottle. I am glad I did. The whisky is a sweeter, easy drinking whisky still at 40% with hints of fruit cake. I will copy the tasting notes from Masters of Malt below but wanted to take this opportunity to mention, that during the now 11 weeks of lockdown, the weather has been mainly hot and sunny, very unusual for the UK.
We have mostly managed at least one daily walk and sometimes two (since we were allowed out more than once) and very occasionally take a hip flask with us to enjoy a wee dram on the lovely walk very close to our current house in Devon. We regularly see sheep, cows – sometimes they enjoy an ear rub, horses and an array of birds including a kestrel than is usually being chased by crows, blue tits, sparrows, robins, starlings, and the occasional chaffinch.
Anyway, back to Gelston’s – here is what Master’s of Malt have to say: -
Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt
Nose: Toasted teacakes, jam and vanilla pod.
Palate: Dates and ginger cake, with lychee, banana and vanilla custard.Finish: Honeyed baking spice and toasty oak.