Strength: 42%ABV (84 proof), triple-distilled.
Mash bill: Barley and Corn (proprietary blend).
Notes: 3.5 years in ex-Bourbon Barrel (American Oak) and then 6 months in Olorosso sherry cask.
The Glendalough Distillery was set up by five friends from Wicklow and Dublin with a deep passion for reviving the heritage of craft distilling in Ireland. In the 18th & 19th centuries there were over 200 licensed distilleries in Ireland and along with countless unlicensed ones produced diverse styles of poitín, whiskey, gin and even absinthe. Until recently that dropped to a small handful. Glendalough Distillery is now part of a revival of this heritage. The idea behind Glendalough Distillery is to make innovative spirits while staying true to the tradition and heritage of our ancestors.
This is an impressive Irish whiskey that has a lovely nose of baking spices, brown sugar, and wood. The palate is super smooth with a spicy edge upfront. The alcohol becomes prevalent on the mid-palage without being over the top. Finished with dried apricot, fruit cake, butterscotch, and wood.
Great for sipping as well as cocktails.