Gelston’s Old Irish Whiskey 25 Year Old was aged in ex-bourbon casks for 25 years before being brought to market. It is non-chill filtered, triple distilled and, most interestingly, bottled at two different cask strengths – 50.1% ABV and 52.4% ABV – to reflect the fact the liquid was bought in separate, single casks.
The man who originally laid it down, Frank McHardy, is a former master distiller of some note who spent time at Bushmills, making it quite likely this is the original source of this expression as was rumored to be the case with a related 26 year old.
Just 3,000 bottles of this 25 year old Irish whiskey have been released globally, with just 900 coming to the US.
Gelston's Old Irish Whiskey 25 Year Old Tasting Notes:
Color: light gold
Aroma: Very tropical, passion fruit, mango and red berries with hints of vanilla ice cream
Palate: The palate gives more tropical fruit, hints of spice, fruit salad and custard creams
Finish: Very fruity with toffee notes, superb balance