The latest chapter of the Midleton Dair Ghaelach story. Translated to English, Dair Ghaelach means Irish Oak. This single pot still has first been matured in a combination of American oak, ex-bourbon barrels before being finished for 2 years in Virgin Irish Oak. With the youngest whiskey being 15 and the oldest 28, each cask was hand selected by Billy Leighton, Master Blender and Kevin O’Gorman, Master of Maturation. The Knockrath Forest is situated deep in the Wicklow Mountains, a stones throw from the stunning Glendalough valley. Each of the 7 trees were sustainably harvested, yielded just 42 casks. Tree 4 stands out in that it’s profile is a lot more wood forward than the others, lots of sawdust and pencil shavings. Oily mouthfeel, with some nuts and berries popping off in the finish.
Pot still spices are accentuated by the Irish oak contribution, adding waves of toasted wood with hints of vanilla and roasted coffee, layered over fresh fruit which evolves from orchard fruits to tropical notes.
Classic pot still spices give a luscious texture to the fore, while the influence of the Irish oak adds a medley of sweet notes including chocolate and honeycomb.
Remarkably long finish with fruit and spices fading.
Virgin Irish Oak, Bourbon
Single Pot Still
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