Bought: Best of Whisky, Holland, 2nd February 2015
90.5/100 – Whisky Bible 2015
As I was finishing off a whisky order from Holland, I went looking for something cheap and fun to make the most of the postage. This is when I discovered 3 miniature bottles of Clontarf, Irish Whiskey, that stack on top of each other to form a taller bottle shape – cute! There are two 5cl blends, and this 5cl single malt, which gets a good mark in the Whisky Bible 2015. The author, Jim Murray, says in his review “beautiful in its simplicity, this has eschewed complexity for delicious minimalism”. 90.5/100 puts it in the category of “brilliant”.
It’s also possible to get a stacking set of 20cl bottles, and a full 70cl of this single malt is currently available at The Whisky Exchange for £25.15, where it gets good customer reviews. I might be tempted once I’ve drunk this miniature!