The Busker Irish Whiskey

The Busker Irish Whiskey

Royal Oak Distillery is producing some phenomenal Irish Whiskey in Single Malt, Single Grain, and Single Pot Still traditions, all under one roof.

The Busker Irish Whiskey
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Busker Irish Whiskey is a premium whiskey brand quickly gaining popularity among whiskey enthusiasts worldwide. The brand is known for its distinctive taste and unique approach to whiskey-making, which incorporates traditional Irish distilling techniques with innovative new methods.

The finest ingredients and a unique process

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One of the key aspects that set The Busker Irish Whiskey apart is its commitment to using only the finest ingredients in its distilling process. The brand uses 100% malted barley in its single malt expression, which gives it a rich, complex flavor profile that is characteristic of the best Irish whiskeys. Additionally, Busker Irish Whiskey is triple-distilled in copper pot stills, which helps to enhance its flavor further and gives it a smooth, refined finish.

They also use different types of casks in the aging process. The whiskey is initially matured in ex-bourbon barrels, which gives it a sweet, vanilla-like flavor. It is then finished in sherry or Marsala casks, which add a spicy, woody note to the final product. This combination of casks helps to create a whiskey that is both complex and well-balanced.

The Busker Irish Whiskey Single Malt

One of the standout products in the Busker Irish Whiskey lineup is the Single Malt expression. This whiskey is aged in a combination of ex-bourbon and ex-sherry casks. The result is a rich, full-bodied whiskey that is bursting with flavor. I had the privilege of enjoying this whiskey and here’s what I found: The nose is dominated by notes of vanilla, honey, and dried fruit, while the palate is full of apple, citrus, banana, and a hint of spice. The finish is long and warming, with a subtle smokiness that lingers on the tongue.

The Busker Irish Whiskey Single Grain

Next, I tasted the single grain. This whiskey is aged in hand-selected Bourbon casks from the USA and rare Marsala casks from one of the oldest Sicilian wineries – Cantine Florio 1833. If you think casks don’t make a difference, think again. The color of this Irish whiskey is a beautiful light straw. On the nose as well as on the palate, you’ll find notes of caramel, vanilla, and oak. The finish is sweet and lasts for quite a while, which is a lovely bonus.

The Busker Irish Whiskey Single Pot Still

Last, I sipped the single pot still expression, which is made traditionally with barley and then finished in ex-sherry and ex-bourbon casks. This one is my favorite because I like a good kick of spice. In the single pot still, you’ll smell and taste cinnamon, pepper, cloves, toffee, honey, oak, and fudge. It’s quite complex and may surprise you as an Irish whiskey.

Irish whiskey is making a name for itself lately, after hiding in the shadows during the bourbon boom. Whiskey fans want something new, and I’d say The Busker Irish Whiskey is a great place to start.


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