Strength: 42%ABV (84 proof), triple-distilled.
Description: 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. 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.
Definition: Whisky or whiskey is a type of distilled alcoholic beverage made from fermented grain mash. Various grains (which may be malted) are used for different varieties, including barley, corn (maize), rye, and wheat. Whisky is typically aged in wooden casks, generally made of charred white oak.
By law, Irish whiskey must be produced in Ireland and aged in wooden casks for a period of no less than three years, although in practice it is usually three or four times that period. Unpeated malt is almost always used, the main exception being Connemara Peated Malt whiskey. There are several types of whiskey common to Ireland: single malt, single grain, blended whiskey and pure pot still whiskey.