The first and only whiskey of its kind, The Taoscán is the world’s first Port & Chestnut finished whiskey; a unique blend of barrels brought together in perfect harmony. Restoring Irish whiskey to its rightful place as a global leader takes a whiskey of extraordinary character; The Taoscán is that whiskey.
There is no whiskey on earth like The Taoscán. While its formative years in American Oak Bourbon casks and Sherry Oloroso butts imparted vanilla, cedar, oaked musk and notes of rich maple syrup, caramelised figs and juicy raisins, it is the finishing period that delivered a whiskey of era-defining complexity and flavour.
The Taoscán could have been released after its time in American Oak and Sherry Oloroso as a great whiskey. But epitomising our willingness to push boundaries, it was then split across many barrels for two years. Through experimentation and a honed appreciation for flavour, a skilfully balanced blend of the whiskey’s time in Virgin French Chestnut and Tawny Port casks delivered a whiskey of groundbreaking complexity and innovation. The Taoscán is the world’s first Tawny Port and French Chestnut single malt whiskey.
The Nose: Warm banana bread studded with candied walnut comes to the fore, joined by the rich sweetness of golden syrup and the mellow vanilla of a coke float, balanced out with just a hint of sourness.
The Palate: A rich spice travels through the mid-palate, rounded out with a smooth viscosity that engulfs the whole mouth with an exceptional creaminess. On the back palate, a slightly dry mouthfeel melts into an enveloping luxuriance with warming notes of vanilla, toasted nuts and the joyful memories of campfire s’mores.
The Finish: A medium to long finish of roasted chestnuts and a hint of spice calls to mind the warm embrace of home.