This excellent whiskey from the Glendalough Distillery is matured in first-fill bourbon casks and appropriately cut to 46% using local Wicklow water. The original plan was to release this as a 12-year-old, as is traditional, but it was matured an extra year in honour of rugby great Brian O'Driscoll, a shareholder in the company. O'Driscoll wore the No.13 jersey for Ireland during his playing days. We will have to wait a few more years to taste whiskey from Glendalough's own Holstein stills, but this is very good for the money and has some deep spicy and peppery notes. Each bottle depicts St Kevin, who founded a monastery beside the beautiful lakes at Glendalough.
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 of licensed distilleries in Ireland and along with countless unlicensed ones. They 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. Initially started with the first ever spirit, poitín and since then have moved to whiskey and most recently the release of a seasonal, wild botanical gins. These four whiskies from Glendalough have been setting the world on fire since their release, winning award after award. At the San Francisco World Spirit Awards 2015, the Double Barrel was awarded Gold medal as the "Best Irish Whiskey Under 7 Years Old", whilst the 13 Year Old won a double Gold as the "Best Irish Whiskey". Not to be outdone the 7 Year Old was awarded a Master at the Global Spirits Masters 2015.
1 x 70cl in Presentation Gift Box