Irishmalts.com are proud to partner once again with Clonakilty Distillery for the exclusive release of this Single Cask Cognac Finished Whiskey, bottled at Cask Strength. This cask yielded 265 bottles at 55.8%.
This is a premium blend of 2008 malt and 2010 grain originally aged in Bourbon before spending 22 months in a Cognac cask at Clonakilty’s Atlantic Ocean warehouse.
Clonakilty’s Master Distiller, Paul Corbett, was sorry to see this cask leave the rackhouse stating that it “was one of the best casks in their possession”.
Irishmalts.com was founded by brothers Robert and John O’Donovan to support the rapidly growing Irish spirits business and already boasts a range of over 350 Irish whiskeys, gins and rums, focusing predominantly on independent bonders, blenders and distillers.
Irishmalts.com founder John O’Donovan commented: “We are justly proud to release this Cask Strength whiskey exclusively to our loyal customer base. To collaborate with a distillery with Clonakilty’s vision has been very rewarding. To achieve a special bottling of this calibre after just two years in business is a testament to our vision to bring quality, new, exciting Irish whiskeys to the market.”
Clonakilty distillery was established in 2016 by Michael Scully. In March 2019 they opened a new €10 million distillery and visitor experience centre in the heart of Clonakilty town, on the Wild Atlantic Way. Shortly after, the distillery laid down their first casks filled with their own new make spirit. Speaking at the distillery, Michael Scully said: “Here at Clonakilty Distillery, we are always looking to innovate on small batches of premium sensory whiskeys. Hence why we are delighted to collaborate with Irishmalts.com once again. This special bottling of cask-strength whiskey spent 22 months finishing at our Atlantic Ocean warehouse in a Cognac cask. The result is something very unique that we are excited for the people to try.”
Tasting notes below:
Nose: Hot Chocolate, Nutella, Coconut and leather
Palate: Chocolate, cherries, dried fruits, honey, leather
Finish: Leather, dried dark fruits, oak spice, chewy toffee
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Date: 24/09/20 Midday