Locke's 8 Year Old Pure Pot Still

Locke's 8 Year Old Pure Pot Still

(0.75l, 40%)


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A golden boy from the heart of Ireland.

When the Cooley distillery launched their single malt expression in 1992, the first mature cask was tapped by the grand-daughter of the last John Locke (not related to the great philosopher, though). Today, it's still here and better than ever. First of all, this delicious Spirit is a single pot still Whiskey. What's that? It's similar to single malt, but not quite. It's made by a single distillery from a mash of malted and unmalted barley, distilled in a pot still. The idea of adding unmalted raw barley to the mix came up back in the 18th century when the English king taxed malted barley.  

Locke's finest bottle is aged for at least eight years in oak casks in the 200-year-old warehouses in Kilbeggan, smack in the middle of Ireland. This golden and grandiose booze is double distilled and 10% of the malt is peated. It's medium-bodied with an abundance of fruit and spicy oak. It won Gold Medal and Best in Class in the 2009 International Wine and Spirits Award and we're positive it will win your heart and mind.
  • Category
  • Style
    Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey
  • Region
    Kilbeggan
  • Country
    Ireland
  • Alcohol
    40%
  • Distillery
  • Age
    8 Year Old
  • Maturation
    2nd and 3rd fill ex-Bourbon barrels

Flavor Spiral™

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vanilla
toasted oak
caramel
pepper
honey
citrus peel
spicy notes
orange zest
zesty
What does Locke's 8 Year Old Pure Pot Still taste like?

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Irish Whiskey became the most prominent Whiskey and most popular spirit in the 19th century because of the outbreak of phylloxera and the total devastation of Cognac production in France.

Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Bright gold.

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Toasty oak and vanilla on the nose with wonderful hints of citrus and orange zest.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Woody and soft flavors with a crunchy oak character. The palate is caressed by flavors of citrus peel, caramel, vanilla and toasty oak.

Finish
Short finish with malt, oak, pepper and honey.

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Ratings & Reviews
Jonathan
Jonathan,
Overpowering Smokey oak flavor in the beginning. Smooth, smooth finish, but wouldn’t get rid of that spicy oak flavor.
 
Tony
Tony,
Not my favorite. Got more spice than Vanilla.
 
Owen
Owen,
Takes a minute for the oak to come out but it is tasty and the spice is pretty good as well
 
Ron
Ron,
Aroma: citrus zest and oak Taste: good balance with spicy oak and maybe some peat Finish: peppery
 
Chris
Chris,
Very good! Spicy and oaky and sweet overall! It is honestly very good, it has the perfect spice to go over with a bit of ice
 
Todd
Todd,
It's been a while since I've had this. But it would have to be my favorite Irish whiskey bar none.
 
Mike
Mike,
Good honey sweetness on the nose, followed by the hint of spicy peat with a good but short finish
 
Brett
Brett,
Good, but couldn’t taste the vanilla and honey notes. Not as smooth as many of the other offerings
 
Antti
Antti,
It is a classic, balanced, 'Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey with a fruity birth; while a sweet & woody life; that leads to a quick & gentle death.
 
Steve
Steve,
Great unique taste!
 
Tia
Tia,
So smooth
 
Deja
Deja,
Very smooth & great flavor.
 
Vicky
Vicky,
Smooth as silk with a hint of peat.
 
Katherine
Katherine,
So smooth, yet interesting! I'm going to try to find a bottle.
 
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