Glendalough Double Barrel spends three and a half years in American oak first-fill Bourbon barrels before being finished for six months in Spanish Oloroso sherry casks. The Bourbon barrels impart deep, robust chocolate and caramel notes, while the Oloroso casks lighten the palate with fruitier notes and touches of nutty tones. With both barrels being oak, you get that beautiful vanilla thread expected to run through an Irish whiskey.
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 Slight but undoubtedly rich with dark fruit; cherry, raisin, fig (with Christmas pudding notes on the nose for those lucky enough to know what that is) along with floral lemongrass and a touch of nutmeg.
Taste Sweet and creamy on the palate, with butterscotch, honey and peppercorn bringing along sweet Bourbon Cask notes with dried fruit returning through notes of maraschino cherries and a pinch of brown sugar.
Finish Lingering notes of ginger spices with a faint glimmer of almond to end a complex Irish Whiskey from start to finish
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