Here is what we tasted:
*Bunratty Potcheen 45% ABV Unaged new make
-smelled like caramel/cinnamon
-tasted a tinge of rubber with a buttery flavor
-with water smelled lighter with less rubber
-tasted slight sweet with a floral in the middel
-trailed sweet almost citrus with cough syrup at the end
*Merrys Single Malt Irish Whisky 40% ABV Only Irish Single Malt at time
This whisky is not made any longer.
-smelled soapy with apples!
-tasted apples and pepper
-with water smelled sweet floral and caramel
-tasted peppery with something citrus
Erin Go Bragh 40% ABV 6 yr Single Malt- One-off expression from Midleton Distilley
-smelled sweet caramel with light wood
-tasted peppery with slight cherry that rolls to top of mouth
-with water smelled citrusy wood
-tasted sweet wood/oak
-trailed sour oak
*Midleton Very Rare 40% ABV Blend 12-25 yr - John Jameson & Son
-smelled wood with slight sherry and grassy
-caramel hovered over glass
-tasted sweet dough
-trailed sugar cookie with citrus/lemon
-with water caramel/floral
-trailed quickly with slight oak
*"Blend" of the evening - Aly poured what she didn't like into a glass
-smelled soapy citrus with apple
-tasted almost lemony
-with water (more than was already added to each) smelled lemon cleaner
-tasted peppery wood
-killed all the sweet!
Water ruined this.