Ballykeefe First Release Cask Strength Single Pot Still
Introducing the inaugural release from family owed and operated Ballykeefe Distillery. The Ging family have farmed for centuries without a single break in the lineage. This will be however, their first time distilling whiskey. (Although we’re sure there was some poitín production at various stages). Every drop of this single pot still was distilled from the barley grown right on the farm; What is called a “single estate” whiskey, a concept extremely difficult to pull off considering how much land area that’s required to grow the barley.
Out of 500 cask strength bottles produced, only 350 of those were released to the public. The remaining 986 bottles in the batch were released at 46%. Each bottle has been hand-engraved by designed by Ireland’s oldest family owned crystal workshop Kilkenny Crystal. Mounted in a presentation box, complete with a certificate of authenticity, the set also includes two individually hand cut crystal glass tumblers, also created by Kilkenny Crystal.
The nose is intense, but gentle with real depth and character, with powerful notes of Warm Caramel, Firm Oak Vanilla, Malt Cereal and a small hint of Coconut.
The taste at first has a burst of Orange Peel and Dark Chocolate mid tongue. Then a surge of spice with notes of Liquorice, Cloves, Cardamom and a hint of soothing menthol oil in the background. A small splash of water calmed the cask strength fire and enhanced the luscious mouthfeel.
Long slow burning finish dominated by Cloved Oranges and Aniseed.
1 of 350
Single Pot Still
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