West Cork Glengarriff Peat Charred Cask Finish
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  • smoky
  • pepper
  • charred
  • oak
  • oily
  • orange
  • malt
  • banana
  • cinnamon

West Cork

Glengarriff Peat Charred Cask Finish (0.7l, 43%)
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Smoke and Peat rise in Ireland
 
In the rugged and picturesque peninsulas of West Cork in southern Ireland, a terrific trio of best friends set up an artisanal distillery in 2003 and gave it a no-B.S. name: West Cork Distillers. Two of them used to be deep sea fishermen, and one used to work for a beverage firm as a scientists. So, these guys know a thing about hard work and profound knowledge. Their love for Irish heritage, tradition – and, of course, booze, was is the cornerstone for their venture. And the fact, that the microclimate of West Cork is perfect for maturing Irish Whiskey, is obviously a cool advantage.
 
Now, we usually associate smoke and peat with Scotch, and Irish Whisky is famously non-peated. But status quo is boring, so the tercet got their hands on peat and bog oak from the Glengarriff Forest in Southern Ireland, but (!) they didn't use it to smoke the barley. What they did with it was char the barrels used in the last stages of maturing (before that, Whiskey spent some time in Sherry casks). What came out of that bold experiment is a wonderful experience of new and unique flavors. It's like playing your electric guitar with a bow: old ingredients, new tricks.

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Appearance / Color
Amber
 
Nose / Aroma / Smell
Orange oil, banana and dry earth on the nose with a touch of cinnamon.
 
Flavor / Taste / Palate
Malty palate with quince notes and a hint of ripe pear.
 
Finish
Peppery finish with a peppery exit and a whisper of smoke.
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  • smoky
  • pepper
  • charred
  • oak
  • oily
  • orange
  • malt
  • banana
  • cinnamon
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Character Dogson
Irish Whiskey has many 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.
Whiskey producers lose on average about 2% of their stock a year to angels' share. For Jameson, the biggest one of the Irish Whiskey brands, it means 29 thousand bottles going into the air (literally) every day!
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.
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.
Irish Whiskey became the most renowned Whiskey and most popular Spirit in the 19th century after the outbreak of phylloxera and the total devastation of Cognac production in France.
Irish Coffee recipe: 1 cup freshly brewed strong coffee, 1 tablespoon brown sugar, 3-4 tablespoons Irish Whiskey, heavy cream - slightly whipped.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Irish Whiskey has many 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.
Whiskey producers lose on average about 2% of their stock a year to angels' share. For Jameson, the biggest one of the Irish Whiskey brands, it means 29 thousand bottles going into the air (literally) every day!
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.
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.
Irish Whiskey became the most renowned Whiskey and most popular Spirit in the 19th century after the outbreak of phylloxera and the total devastation of Cognac production in France.
Irish Coffee recipe: 1 cup freshly brewed strong coffee, 1 tablespoon brown sugar, 3-4 tablespoons Irish Whiskey, heavy cream - slightly whipped.
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