Glendalough distillery from Ireland has launched three new whiskies for the US market. One is a pot still whiskey, aged in Bourbon and finished in virgin Irish oak; another is a 17-year-old single malt aged in Bourbon casks and mizunara oak. There is also a 25-year-old single malt, which is aged in Bourbon and oloroso Sherry barrels.
The 17-year-old single malt has the legacy of spending 15 years in a first fill Bourbon cask. The whisky is endowed with “vibrant, citrus notes” over “long, sweet honey and vanilla”. The heady expression also has hints of “wood spices, incenses and earthiness”. The 17-year-old single malt’s supply is limited to 6,000 bottles, of which the US gets 3000 bottles at a price of 299USD.
The Glendalough Pot Still is the distillery’s first pot still whiskey, which came into shape after initially being matured in ex-Bourbon casks for three years; followed by being transferred into virgin Irish oak casks for a year. Glendalough Pot Still Irish Whiskey comes at a price of 54.99 USD.
The 25-year-old single malt whisky from Glendalough is projected as the world’s first Irish single malt to be aged in Irish oak casks. Five casks of the 25-year-old single malt have produced only 1,700 bottles. Only 752 bottles out of them will be sold in the US at 499 USD.