Jameson The Cooper’s Croze Irish Whiskey -750 ml
In the glass, Cooper’s Croze has a pale gold coloring, not unsurprising despite the age. The nose is a sweet one, carrying pears and raisins seasoned with cinnamon, and a trace of citrus petal honey. On the palate, the whiskey delivers a set of flavors that are exactly what I would expect from an Irish whiskey blend based squarely on pot still stock: honey and toffee done up with peppery spices and thick caramel, rounded out by dried, dark fruits that rise up at the end. The finish sees the caramel fade almost immediately, followed by the dried fruits, to finally leave a warm, spicy, tingling afterglow.