I rarely drink Irish whisky these days. Too much peat usually. But I’ve found a gem in Glendalough, (and it was confirmed here) as a smooth, easy drinking whisky.
Aged in American Oak (Bourbon) barrels, along with Oloroso casks sounded interesting and I’m always willing to see what combinations look like from different distillers.
The value and price matched very well if not better. I think we paid something like just under $30 for this bottle, but it drank like something $20 more expensive. Smooth, vanilla notes, creaminess, hint of peat/pepper bite and a mellow smoothness make it a great sipping whisky. I picked up a touch of honey on the back of the palate, and a light mouthfeel for a whiskey that has a medium finish.
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