For whiskey lovers and those who include whiskey lovers in their inner circle, Glendalough Distillery has two exceptional gifts that will surprise and delight anyone with a penchant for premium Irish whiskey this festive season.
Aged twice for twice the taste, Glendalough Double Barrel Irish Whiskey, €37, is an award-winning, craft Irish whiskey that has been flame-charred in ex-bourbon barrels and toasted in Spanish Oloroso sherry casks. Light yet rich, with a hint of dark fruits, it’s sweet and smooth with notes of butterscotch, maraschino cherries, festive ginger spices and a glimmer of almond.
This Christmas, Glendalough’s Double Barrel Irish Whiskey will be contained in a limited-edition premium gift box incorporating a beautiful, limited edition Oak Tree Print. This special edition gift is available exclusively in Dunnes Stores, O’Brien’s & Celtic Whiskey Shop as well as selected independent off licenses.
Glendalough’s 7-year-old Single Malt, Mizunara finish, €85, which was launched earlier this year, is another great gift for the whiskey enthusiast in your life this Christmas. This whiskey is vivid, but delicate with seamless depth. It is vibrant, fruity and floral on the nose, enjoying a luxuriously smooth mouthfeel with notes of dark chocolate orange, sandalwood and cinnamon synonymous with Mizunara whiskeys.
A relentless search for the most flavourful oak in the world took the award-winning distillery from their own wooded mountains in Wicklow to those in the volcanic north of Japan, Hokkaido. This is where they found Mizunara, the most sought-after oak in the whiskey world. Glendalough’s 7-year-old Single Malt, Mizunara finish benefits from an exceptionally long finish of toasted oak and subtle layers of complex woody spices, with the dark chocolate lingering even longer. Available in O’Brien’s, Celtic Whiskey Shop and all good independent off licences.
Both Glendalough Double Barrell and Glendalough 7-year-old Single Malt Mizunara finish were monumental in helping the distillery receive the accolade of ‘Irish Distillery of the Year’ at the New York spirits competition this year with both whiskies winning double gold awards in their respective categories.