Fercullen 10

Key Details

Whiskey Name: Fercullen, 10yr
Distillery: The Powerscourt Distillery
ABV: 40%/80 proof
Age: 10 Years
Type: Irish Whiskey
Website: https://powerscourtdistillery.com
Price: about €58 in most stores

The Powerscourt distillery opened their €20m distillery doors in 2019 to the public, with all eyes on them and their master distiller Noel Sweeney in the heart of the Wicklow Mountains, in the ancient territory of Fercullen.

Noel was previously master distiller back in Cooley/Kilbeggan, with John Teeling and he was inducted in the Whiskey Magazine Hall of Fame in 2017, so there’s no surprise that a lot of eyes are on Fercullen. This particular expression, I’m told, comes from the Cooley stock that Noel would have made himself, which is an interesting change of pace and where I think Fercullen might have a bit of edge over new distilleries in terms of consistency of their own product in relation to their sourced product that people will associate the name with after the first or second try.

Let’s get on with the review.

Nose (25/33)

The nose is reminiscent of the Copper Alley I reviewed and Teeling’s single grain. Theres a slight nuttiness to it with some chocolate fudge and if you rub your hands together with a drop you get a strong freshly cut grass aroma.

Taste (25/34)

Very sweet to taste, hints of marzipan and exotic fruits like pineapple and mango. Hints of oak, but not overly strong.

Finish (20/33)

Mild quick finish, doesn’t linger too long, which can be good depending on your taste!

Score

70/100

Overall its a nice whiskey, at a decent price point and well worth a punt if you get the chance to try it!

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