James J Fox whiskey store, Dublin, is launching its latest exclusive single cask collaboration with Dunville’s Irish Whiskey.
Cask 1670 is a 21-Year-Old Irish Single Malt Whiskey finished in an exceptional Pedro Ximénez Sherry Cask, selected from the Dunville’s warehouses by James J. Fox Managing Director, Yiorgos Manesis.
The latest release from Dunville’s Exclusive Single Cask Series is bottled at cask strength 53.8% abv, with 337 bottles available only from James J Fox Cigar and Whiskey Store on Dublin’s Grafton Street. It will be available in-store and online from 1pm on Tuesday 30 May 2023, priced €320.
Jarlath Watson from Dunville’s Irish Whiskey said: “We are delighted to collaborate with James J. Fox on this exclusive single cask bottling. This is our second release with James J Fox and follows the success of Palo Cortado Cask 1206. We are proud to continue our sherry cask journey together with this exceptional 21-Year-Old PX Cask. Cask 1670 is a worthy addition to Dunville’s Exclusive Single Cask Series and to the portfolio of one of Ireland’s most prestigious whiskey emporiums.”
Yiorgos Manesis, James J. Fox Managing Director, says: “It was a great pleasure to visit the Dunville’s warehouses again after the success of our previous collaboration, and to be given the opportunity to select another cask from their incredible inventory. In Cask 1670, we found an outstanding whiskey that we are proud to offer to our customers.”
Colour – Rich Amber
Nose – Initial notes of red apples, overripe pears and hazelnut brittle give way to a medley of your favourite dessert dishes; black forest gateau, lemon meringue, and pears stewed in red wine with cinnamon and nutmeg.
Palate – Sweet, syrupy, complex and juicy. A fresh fruit salad of nectarines, pomegranates and papayas evolves on the palate to raisins, dates, figs and dark cherries, all stewed down to a decadent dark fruit compote. Milk chocolate marble cake, apple sticky toffee pudding with calvados caramel sauce, and dark chocolate covered candied clementine oranges give body and depth, while structure and balance is provided by black tea, sweet sable grapes, clove, nutmeg and a hint of oak dryness.
Finish – Long, viscous and very satisfying. Dark fruit compote is front and centre. In the background black jack toffee apples, candied orange, light lemon chiffon pie and mascarpone vanilla cream dance around clean oak and warm winter spices, vying for your affections, before settling to a glorious equilibrium in the last lingering moments.