Glendalough Irish Whiskey, Ireland's first craft distillery, has announced the launch of the its new Double Barrel Irish Whiskey.
Glendalough's new whiskey offering is crafted in small batches from a mash of malted barley and corn. It is aged in first-fill American oak bourbon barrels and progresses to double age in first-fill Spanish Oloroso sherry casks. The cask-strength whiskey is cut with mountain spring water with a high mineral content from the surrounding Wicklow Mountains before bottling.
Glendalough Double Barrel is reported to have an aroma of "delicate but well-defined rich dark fruit—cherries, raisins, and figs balanced by floral lemongrass and a touch of nutmeg."
Commenting on the launch, Barry Gallagher, MD of Glendalough Irish Whiskey said, "We are delighted to be launching our Double Barrel whiskey and to be involved with the Dublin Whiskey Festival. This is an entirely new expression for Irish whiskey as we know it."