Today I’m going to take a look at Sailor’s Home The Haven, one of three whiskeys in the inaugural release from this new Irish brand. I recently reviewed, and very much enjoyed, the first of the trio: The Journey.
The Haven is the first release of the Sailor’s Home’s unique single pot still Irish whiskey style. It’s triple pot distilled, with a mash bill of malted and unmalted Irish barley and oats. The spirit has then been matured in Spanish oloroso sherry and American bourbon casks, before being bottled at 43% ABV.
Let’s give this whiskey a try.
Tasting Notes for Sailor’s Home The Haven
Colour: Light amber; coats my copita glass, with a few slender legs crawling down.
Nose: Toasted nuts, brown butter, dark caramel, russet apples, vanilla, oak, star anise.
Palate: Medium mouthfeel, toffee apples served with vanilla cream, warming wood spice
Finish: Medium finish with the toffee apples, going through wood spice, to end with a dry note.
Review of Sailor’s Home The Haven
Another enjoyable whiskey from Sailor’s Home. I particularly liked the dance between brown nutty notes, toffee apples, and wood spice. It’s a trio that works well together, and perhaps a reflect of the maturation approach - with both oloroso sherry and bourbon casks.