Irish Oak Finished Pot Still Whiskey

Mash: Malted barley & organic corn.
Alcohol: 42% abv
Type: Spirit
Vintage: N.V.
Format: 70cl
Region: Glendalough                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Country: Ireland

55.25

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Description

Upon its release, this whiskey won double gold at The World Spirits Competition in San Francisco. It really is an Irish whiskey that will make you think twice about Irish whiskey. A lovely, light and drinkable whiskey, it’s also complex with a depth of flavour beyond its years.

Finished for up to a year in the rarest of all casks, virgin Irish oak, this is a milestone for Irish whiskey. A single cask, mainstream whiskey that makes available the flavours of Irish oak to everyone. Each bottle is numbered and traceable to each cask and even to the tree from whence it came.

Glendalough Distillery sustainably fell 140 year-old trees from the ancient oak forests in the mountains around the distillery. This was the beginning of a year long process that ends with an Irish oak hogshead. These special casks are filled with the most quintessentially Irish of whiskeys – pot still. The higher levels of toasted oak and vanilla flavours that Irish oak brings to the liquid complement and balance the classic pot still spices. Aged twice in barrels from far sides of the world, the flavours are a game of two halves.

American oak Bourbon barrels bring sweet honey and smooth vanilla notes, laying down the foundations of the flavours. The Spanish oak Oloroso barrels layer on dried fruit, and nutty flavours. To find the best Oloroso casks, we go off the beaten track to the small Andalusian town of Montilla, home of the famous PX grape. Here we can talk one on one with producers, chose the bodega, the liquid, the time seasoning, and eventually the casks. This gives us more influence on the flavours in our Double Barrel whiskey.

This Pot Still is finished for up to a year in the rarest of all casks, virgin Irish oak. This is a milestone for Irish whiskey. A single cask, mainstream whiskey that makes available the flavours of Irish oak to everyone. Each bottle is numbered and traceable to each cask and even to the tree from whence it came.