Wolfhound Irish Whiskey, “The Gentle Giant” is a standard Irish Whiskey. I would call this a budget pour, but there is nothing wrong with that. It is clean and pleasant.
I normally provide a link to the maker’s site, but in all honesty reading this review gives you more information than the maker’s site does. So I will not waste your time with a link. You are welcome.
AGE: No age statement on bottle.
SERVED: Neat / Glencairn Glass
COLOR: Light Gold
NOSE: Floral notes with a touch of honey and a sliver of oak hiding under them.
PALATE: Caramel and butterscotch lead the way with a slight buttery consistency. Then there is a bit of fruitiness but I am not quite sure how to place it, and a bit of ginger and a touch of pepper. Then at the end I get a very a small amount of oak and then vanilla.
FINISH: Medium finish, but stronger than the ABV would indicate. This was a pleasant surprise. Vanilla and a pinch of oak and malt fade away leaving only the pleasant heat which lingers wonderfully.
OVERVIEW: From the nose I was not very impressed, but then the palate changed my mind. This is a very smooth, and warm pour. Its sweetness is inviting, and although it is not a complex pour, it is enjoyable. It may not be my favorite in this price range, and I personally would probably pay a bit more and step up to other choices, I have no problem with this whiskey. So you may want to give it a chance, then pour me some and we will enjoy it together. It is a simple whiskey, for times when simple is what you are in the mood for.
ADDED: This grows on you the more you drink it.