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Glendalough Double Barrel - Irish Whiskey

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Cillian Murphy

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They Say

This single grain will blast the cobwebs off the Irish whiskey category. A new and unique style of light and floral whiskey distilled in a Coffey still (like whiskey, another great Irish invention!) from a mash bill of Irish malted barley and corn. It 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 you’d expect to run through an Irish whiskey. Both barrels are porous too, allowing Ireland’s temperate, maritime air through to make its impression.

We Say

Is there a man more suited to being Glendalough’s alter ego than Cillian Murphy? From the Emerald Isle, robust and uncompromising, with nothing but a nip of whiskey and a double barrel ready to conquer the UK. We’re of course speaking of his character in Peaky Blinders, we’re aware Cillian isn’t actually a Birmingham based gangster living in the 1920s. Thankfully, where this comparison falls apart is it’s certainly not harsh. With bourbon barrels giving the whiskey intense notes of chocolate and caramel, the Oloroso casks giving it gentle flavours of fruit and walnuts; it’s actually rather soothing. It’s so soothing in fact, that St. Kevin, the monk on the label, was so sanguine a bird made a nest in his outstretched hand; that’s a smooth whiskey!

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Single Grain Whisky
Bourbon, Oloroso
Nose:Cherries, Floral, Nutmeg, Raisin, Rich
Palate:Butterscotch, Creamy, Honey, Peppery, Raisins
Finish:Complex, Nutty, Spice, Vanilla
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  • Smoke
Glendalough Double Barrel Irish Whiskey

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