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Get ready to untangle the epic flavors of a unique triquetra of Celtic elixirs! Just like the intricate Celtic Knot, the samples enclosed within this Tasting Box serve as stunning and intricate symbols of the enigmatic charm and everlasting allure of Uisce Beatha. Get your palate intertwined with two meticulously crafted blended Scotches and a remarkable Irish Single Malt, and arrange a spirited cèilidh at home.
Get Spirited away to the realm of Compass Box Spice Tree. Born out of the rebellion in 2005, this Blended Malt Scotch Whisky dared to defy tradition and was in turn banished from existence in 2006. But like a phoenix rising from the ashes, Spice Tree returned - bolder and grander. This expression was matured in bespoke American Oak casks with French Oak heads, radiating rich malt flavors with toasty accents so splendid, they might just ban it again.
Journey to the heart of Ireland with Knappogue Castle 12 Year Old. This Single Malt Whiskey boasts a lineage as noble as the castle it calls home, built by the Irish clan MacNamara in the 15th century. Aged for 12 long years in the castle's "dungeon," undisturbed in charred ex-Bourbon casks, this Whiskey is as authentic as it gets. Considered the finest independent Irish Whiskey on Earth.
Step into the pages of Chapter 7 Prologue Batch #2 Blended Malt Scotch Whisky. Launched in 2021, Batch #2 is a harmonious blend of Speyside and Highland Single Malts aged between 4 and 8 years in ex-Bourbon barrels, offering a floral and fruity palate, brimming with sweet spices. It's as approachable as a well-told Celtic folktale around a roaring campfire.
So go ahead, unravel these epic Celtic brews. After all, not every day you get to drink from a cup of myths and legends!
1) Blended Whiskies are the result of years of craftsmanship and dedication. A master blender does not simply wake up one day with a profound ability to create a cohesive and enjoyable liquid. From nosing the liquid to working out quantities of each different grain and malt to go into the blend, a master blender can take years, if not decades, to train.
2) Single Malt Scotch started off as an office perk—distilleries gave their staff a dram up to five times a day completely free of charge (so-called dramming). But in fact, the distilleries were using these lucky tasters as an unofficial focus group. Sign us up!
3) Single Malt Scotch Whisky is made in Scotland using a pot still distillation process at a single distillery, with malted barley as the only grain ingredient. It must be matured in oak casks in Scotland for at least three years (most Single Malts are matured longer, though).
4) Whisky or Whiskey? The spelling differs geographically. In Scotland, Japan, and some other parts of the world, distilleries usually spell it Whisky; in Ireland and the USA, they spell it Whiskey.
5) In the U.S., Irish Whiskey sales have jumped by over 500% since 2002. It’s the fastest-growing category in the Spirits industry. There’s some news to raise your glass to!
6) There are many Irish Whiskey varieties: grain Whiskey, malted barley pot-still-distilled, and ‘pure pot-still’ or ‘single pot still’ as it is now officially known. Then there is Poitin, one of the first Spirits ever made.
7) 90% of all Scotch Whisky released in the market is a blend. That’s a hell of a lot.
8) Categories of Scotch Whisky: Single malt, Blended malt (formerly called Vatted malt), blended, single grain, and blended grain Scotch.
An un-aged American Whisky is often called “white dog.”