An impressive first release of single malt Irish whiskey from the recently formed Glendalough Distillery. This has been bottled from malt originally double distilled at a different Irish distillery and is very good considering it is only seven years old. We will have to wait a few more years to taste whiskey from their own stills, but this is good value for money and has some tasty spice notes, along with some fresh citrus and barley flavours. This is not chill filtered and bottled at a decent 46%.
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. 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. Since their release, the whiskies have won numerous awards. 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.
Nose is rich and sweet, a premium single malt Irish whiskey with a touch of cinnamon and more than a hint of citrus fruits - orange zest, lemon infused with vanilla ice cream. A touch of fresh floral notes like meadow flowers.
Taste. A silky velvety smooth palate with the returning orange zest tones to the fore, with rich creme brulee and dark chocolate notes and just enough cinnamon and white pepper spice to keep it interesting, followed by the beautiful robust malt and oak influenced flavours, almost butterscotch, which mix wonderfully as the warmth expands through.
Finish is luxurious and lingering, the spicy, sweet notes elegantly marry on the finish and stay an eternity. Everything you’d expect from the perfect sipping whiskey
1 x 70cl in Presentation Gift Box