Dunville's 20 Year Old James J. Fox Single Cask
- Country of Produce: Ireland
- Whiskey Type: Single Malt
- ABV: 54.1%
- Bottle Volume: 70cl
- Distillery: Echlinville Distillery
Cask 1206 was selected by James J. Fox Managing Director, Yiorgos Manesis, from among the finest casks in the Dunville’s warehouses, and approved by Graeme Millar from The Echlinville Distillery, proud custodians of Dunville’s Irish Whiskey.
This 20 Year Old Single Malt has been finished in a single Palo Cortado Sherry cask for 3 years and 9 months, bottled at cask strength (54.1% abv) and limited to just 323 bottles. Available exclusively from James J. Fox Dublin.
Dunville’s Exclusive Single Cask Series is a series of bespoke bottlings by Dunville’s Irish Whiskey for selected retailers, hospitality venues and key trade partners. It showcases the best whiskeys from the Dunville’s warehouses, with each bottled at its optimum strength for the best possible quality and flavour.
Nose: Initial notes of tropical fruits, dried mango, and apricots in syrup yield to richer darker fruits as the nose opens up. Stewed plums, dusted raisins and dried figs, laced with nutmeg, cinnamon and clove. Then comes the show stoppers, sweet rolling tobacco, the old nostalgic kind, vintage leather furniture, and aged sherry, all held in splendid orchestra by the old musty dunnage oak.
Palate: Full bodied, waxy, oily, eloquent and luscious. This coats the mouth and doesn’t let go. An abundance of stewed fruits, dark stone fruits, over ripe plum skins, dark chocolate with a hint of chili. And then the nuts, roasted almonds, spiced banana bread laced with roasted hazelnuts, panettone bread and butter pudding, more figs, dates, and clove. And that elegant grace note of candied orange zest keeping those Christmas cake spices and wonderfully restrained wood tannins exquisitely balanced.
Finish: A hint of medium roast coffee beans turns to a light, warm tiramisu, and a whisper of hazelnut coffee cake. Then the quality of that Palo Cortado sherry cask really starts to dominate. Chocolate orange, light and dark stone fruits, sublime sweet tobacco and warming winter spices all held in perfect harmony by wonderful cedar and oak wood spice. And still that sweet tobacco.