Five Farms Single Batch Irish Cream
While the provenance is impressive, let’s start with the bottle itself.
Equally impressive. Who doesn’t love a swing top? The look and feel of this tasty treat hits all the right hipster notes for an artisanal look and feel, but it also delivers on the promise. It took the Chairman’s Trophy at the 2018 Ultimate Spirits Challenge, with a 97-point score that is reportedly the highest score ever achieved by an Irish cream liqueur. We can believe that. This stuff is legitimately creamy, apparently boasting the highest butterfat content—at 15 per cent—possible in an Irish cream liqueur. The cream is blended in a single batch within 48 hours of collection from the five farms. It’s surely luscious, the whisky comes through in balance with the sweetness, and there’s plenty of butterscotch and vanilla make you forget all about dessert. Who needs dessert, anyway, when you’ve got this? $40