Due to popular demand, we are now offering the West Cork Cask Strength collection as a set. Distilled in 2013, the final year of operations for the now-closed, old West Cork Distillery. An expansion in 2014 saw West Cork Distillers move operations to a larger site outside Skibbereen. Each expression is aged in ex-bourbon barrels then finished in toasted rye casks. The entire range is bottled at cask strength, with slight variances in A.B.V.
West Cork Cask Strength Single Malt: Bottle 1 “Bravery without Fear”:
Nose: Plum, avocado, green apple, and mint
Palate: Smoky, dried lemon peel.
Finish: Caramelized Banana. Slight hint of butterscotch.
West Cork Cask Strength Single Malt: Bottle 2 “Benevolence without Worry”:
Nose: Similar to Bottle 1, this 2nd expression in our range arrives with an initial smack of citrus and spryness.
Palate: Middle opens up with pineapple and cherry.
Finish: Grilled mushroom, with umami and cocoa-nib delicately balanced.
West Cork Cask Strength Single Malt: Bottle 3 “Wisdom without Perplexity”:
Nose: Lots of citrus, orange, grapefruit, some pineapple. Plum and Fig in the middle.
Palate: Bourbon and Rye bring some light smoke, with a tangy mouthfeel.
Finish: Pear and banana aromas linger.
West Cork Cask Strength Single Malt Bottle 4: Three Equal One: The Way of Virtue
Nose: Aroma of citrus, green tea, plum, and grapefruit peel.
Palate: Banana, mint, and light angelica.
Finish: Spry ginger and bitter grapefruit. A great example of a rye influenced single malt.