Through much trial and error, they worked together to create a blend of sweet Irish grain and single malt Irish whiskey. The result, a smooth balanced whiskey with hints of vanilla, honey-like sweetness and toasted wood.
(Founder & Master Distiller)
When I heard that Conor McGregor was going to come out with his own whiskey I looked diligently at my local stores until it finally showed up on the shelves. McGregor doesn’t strike me as a fella who does anything half way. He’s definitely the Peter of the 12 disciples. The most interesting about this whole thing is that his whiskey turned out to be must softer than the fists and words that we are used to seeing from McGregor.
The golden liquid is a triple distilled barley mash which tastes smooth and sweet. On the nose it’s a slight vanilla oak and on the tongue its honey and vanilla. It does not have an ounce of burn on the tongue. However, for those who don’t do whiskey, it might feel like a burn. The average whiskey drinker is going to find this whiskey to be very smooth and subtle. It’ll give a slight hint of scotch flavoring at the finish but its very slight.
Overall, I would classify this as the every-man Irish whiskey. It’s soft enough for new drinkers but has enough nuance for the more experienced whiskey drinker. It is not a great whiskey. However, it is quite good. I would tip my hat to McGregor on his new venture. He’s done a fine job!
Aroma: Oaky and some vanilla.
Taste: Honey, vanilla, oak.
Texture: Smooth as any other barley whiskey.
Finish: Clean and sweet. Leaves you looking for the next sip.
Comparisons: This in the same family as Jameson but a more subtle flavor. If you like Irish whiskey you’ll like this one.