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January 22, 2018

Review: The Sexton Single Malt Irish Whiskey

by Jeff Ellingson

The Sexton Single Malt Irish Whiskey is crafted at the Bushmills Distillery in Ireland.  This is the worlds oldest whiskey distillery.  It is made from 100% Irish malted barley and is triple distilled in copper pot stills.  The spirit is aged for 4 years in a variety of first, second, and third use Oloroso Sherry casks.  The whiskeys are then blended by Master Blender Alex Thomas, one of Irelands few female blenders, and filled in the six sided squat black bottled pictured here.  The Sexton is imported by Proximo Spirits, the company behind over a dozen brands including Jose Cuevo, 1800, Bushmills, Three Olives, The Kraken Rum, Hangar 1, and Boodles Gin.It pours to an apricot copper color.  The aroma is toffee, oak, cinnamon, spice and sweet dried fruit.  The sweet malted barley, and fruit entry is joined by chocolate, allspice, and wood.  It fades with grape flavor, no doubt from the Oloroso Sherry casks the spirit was aged in.  The finish is dry, oaky, and peppery with malted barley taste.  The Sexton is a moderately priced single malt Irish Whiskey that has a sweet and flavorful entry, with a finish I find very dry and oaky.

 

The Sexton Manhattan

2 Oz. The Sexton Single Malt Irish Whiskey

1 Oz. Sweet Vermouth

1 or 2 Dashes of Angostura Bitters

Shake With Ice and Strain

Into an Ice Filled Rocks Glass

Garnish With an Orange Peel and Maraschino Cherry

Made in Ireland

40% Alcohol

Score: 88

Award: Silver Medal

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