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Glendalough 17 Year Old Single Malt Irish Whiskey (750mL)

$298.50

 Glendalough 17YO Single Malt Irish Whiskey was initially aged in ex-Bourbon barrels for 15 years before being finished in a rare Japanese Mizunara cask for the final two years.

A numbered, single cask release, this whiskey has doubled down on Mizunara flavor, spending twice as long in Japanese oak as its 13-year-old predecessor (which was named in the top 20 whiskeys in the world by Whiskey Advocate in 2019).

After 15 years in a first-fill bourbon cask, it was already an exceptional single malt. It had vibrant, citrus notes over the long, sweet honey and vanilla you would expect. However, it was the rare, Japanese Mizunara that brought the unexpected. The smoothness from the initial aging carries you through the depth and intensity of the wood spices, incense and earthiness within, while the sweetness of the bourbon cask creates harmony with these drier, woodier notes

It was a risk to finish this liquid in notoriously leaky and expensive Japanese oak, but the extra two years in these rare, Japanese casks were worth it. Exotic and aromatic, the unique Mizunara flavors are complex, yet ordered and seamless on the tongue.

This expression is limited to 6,000 bottles, each of which have been numbered individually.

Glendalough 17 YO Single Malt Whiskey Tasting Notes:

Color: Golden honey. 

Aroma: whifs of jasmine with lots of orange zest and even satsuma juice. Raisin mingles with a bit of caramel. It’s woody like cedar, but more so on the umami side. 

Palate: very warm going down, with a  creamy mouthfeel followed by a umami taste that isnt wood, nor soil, but something very reminiscent of an herbal tea, or even an oolong tea as it has a similar sweetness sprinkled throughout. 

Finish: slightly smoky finish and aftertaste. For a 17-year-old whiskey, it is incredible and kind of indescribable. The Mizunara imparts such a unique flavor that you won’t find anywhere else. 

Price: $279.95
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Bottle Size: 
750mL