The Tyrconnell Irish Whiskey 10 YO Sherry Port Finish is a refined Irish gentleman.
The Tryconnell Distillery was originally owned by the Watt family in Ireland, dating all the way back to 1762. In 1876 the family entered a horse — a chestnut colt named Tryconnell — in the classic Irish horse race "The National Produce Stakes." No one thought that the young horse would win, but he did… at 100-to-1 odds.
The Watt family promptly dedicated a new brand of classic Irish Whiskey to the young colt, and it has been a best-seller ever since. The dark days of Prohibition shuttered the stills for a while, but Kilbeggan Distilling Company dusted-off the copper and Ireland.
Tyrconnell has three wood-finished Whiskeys, all of them really good. They take a little different approach to their aging method. They take their signature Irish Whiskey and age it nine years in ex-Bourbon casks before transferring it to Port Wine casks for about three months. Then the casks are balanced, married, and put back into Bourbon casks to finish out the decade. But this is an Irish through and through — which means you get double pot still distillation and Single Malt authenticity.