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Silkie Dark Irish Whiskey

Silkie Dark Irish Whiskey

Size: 0,75 l
(46.0% ABV)
$50.99
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  • BrandSilkie Whiskey
  • CategoryIrish Whiskey
  • CountryIreland
  • RegionDonegal
  • DistillerySliabh Liag Distillers
  • AgeNAS
  • Style Irish Whiskey
  • Alcohol46.0%
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The mermaids beckon you... With peaty Irish Whiskey!

"Up here it's different," says the slogan of County Donegal. It's Irish, no doubt about that, yet it's a unique place, home to hauntingly beautiful glens and cliffs. But it also has a rich history in illegal distilling, Poitín in particular. Mountain Dew or Devil's Spittle, as it's known, is a pot-still Spirit that can reach up to 180 proof and is the reason behind Donegal at one point having more illicit stills than the rest of the country put together. But all that was ages ago. Today? Well, Sliabh Liag Distillers are planning to return the county to its former glory with Silkie Irish Whiskey.

The brand new distillery is still under construction, so they have turned to sourcing a couple double-distilled and lightly peated triple-distilled Single Malts, as well as some soft grain Whiskey for this expression. The Legendary Dark Silkie draws inspiration from the legends of the mermaids, the Silkies that would shed their seal skins in order to walk on land. Non-chill filtered, lightly peated, and uncolored, this Whiskey is soft with those Irish apple & pear notes, a rich caramel sweetness, and a delicious smokiness to boot. We certainly wouldn't mind a dance with this little mermaid.

Flavor Spiral TM
  • apple apple
  • tobacco tobacco
  • spicy spicy
  • oak oak
  • peaty peaty
  • smoky smoky
  • caramel caramel
  • brine brine
  • dark chocolate dark chocolate

Appearance / Color
Golden Amber

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Apple, pipe tobacco, spice, oak, and peat smoke greet the nose. It's an unmistakably Irish aroma with a peaty twist.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
It's soft on the palate with caramel, pear, a touch of brine, dark chocolate, licorice, oak, and leather. The smoke makes an entry on the palate as well.

Finish
Finishes warm, smoky, and malty, with a distinct peanut butter note. 

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The mermaids beckon you... With peaty Irish Whiskey!

"Up here it's different," says the slogan of County Donegal. It's Irish, no doubt about that, yet it's a unique place, home to hauntingly beautiful glens and cliffs. But it also has a rich history in illegal distilling, Poitín in particular. Mountain Dew or Devil's Spittle, as it's known, is a pot-still Spirit that can reach up to 180 proof and is the reason behind Donegal at one point having more illicit stills than the rest of the country put together. But all that was ages ago. Today? Well, Sliabh Liag Distillers are planning to return the county to its former glory with Silkie Irish Whiskey.

The brand new distillery is still under construction, so they have turned to sourcing a couple double-distilled and lightly peated triple-distilled Single Malts, as well as some soft grain Whiskey for this expression. The Legendary Dark Silkie draws inspiration from the legends of the mermaids, the Silkies that would shed their seal skins in order to walk on land. Non-chill filtered, lightly peated, and uncolored, this Whiskey is soft with those Irish apple & pear notes, a rich caramel sweetness, and a delicious smokiness to boot. We certainly wouldn't mind a dance with this little mermaid.

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  • BrandSilkie Whiskey
  • CategoryIrish Whiskey
  • CountryIreland
  • RegionDonegal
  • DistillerySliabh Liag Distillers
  • AgeNAS
  • Style Irish Whiskey
  • Alcohol46.0%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 Warning.
Flavor Spiral TM
  • apple apple
  • tobacco tobacco
  • spicy spicy
  • oak oak
  • peaty peaty
  • smoky smoky
  • caramel caramel
  • brine brine
  • dark chocolate dark chocolate

Appearance / Color
Golden Amber

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Apple, pipe tobacco, spice, oak, and peat smoke greet the nose. It's an unmistakably Irish aroma with a peaty twist.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
It's soft on the palate with caramel, pear, a touch of brine, dark chocolate, licorice, oak, and leather. The smoke makes an entry on the palate as well.

Finish
Finishes warm, smoky, and malty, with a distinct peanut butter note. 

Customer Reviews

Based on 18 reviews
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K
Kelly
peaty and interesting

This is a more interesting whiskey than others. It leaves the tongue a bit numb. Hubs likes it, but thinks Monkey Shoulder scotch is better.

J
Jason
Dark Silke Irish

A good Irish whiskey. Nose is peat and apple. Taste is apple and caramel with some oak followed by a long, peaty finish.

r
ruralbob
9.5 on a 10 point scale

This was the sample for day 11 of the 2023 Amber Kingdom Advent Sampler. Quite good! Peaty, smoky, spicy. Like an Islay Scotch. I'd buy a bottle but Flaviar says it is unavailable. That happens to me occasionally - Flaviar does not seem to want to send certain drams to Illinois.

L
Laurie
Blech

I don't like drinking from an ashtray

M
Mike
a little to much smoke for my ...

a little to much smoke for my taste