Salted caramel, candied apple, and brioche aromas make up the pleasing nose of this Irish Whiskey. Rich notes of molasses, shortbread, baking spice, and blackberry preserves wash over the palate, where the barrel exposure displays itself in a shroud of smoke. A polished classic.This new blended Irish whiskey is intended to showcase flavors imparted by the barrel. (A cooper makes barrels; a croze is a tool used to cut grooves in the barrel.) Look for a bright, fresh scent layered with fresh pear and sweet vanilla, which is echoed on the palate. Adding water coaxes out more vanilla, creme brulee and baking spice. A real sipper, this whiskey warms all the way down.