Glendalough is from “the valley of two lakes” in the Wicklow mountains – an area known for its scenic beauty – and a 6th century monastery, built by Saint Kevin, that still stands there today.
Double Barrel Whiskey
This is an Irish whiskey that will make you think twice about Irish whiskey. Forget the blends of the last hundred years, this world beating liquid is not just part of the new breed, it’s a thoroughbred. Our Double Barrel has drawn the marrow out of two casks, Bourbon and Oloroso. They each bring their own unique flavour and character. While the Bourbon barrels add, among other things, sweet, smooth vanilla notes, the Oloroso casks layer on those dried fruit and slightly nutty flavours. And of course, these are all accented by almost four years resting in Ireland’s mild maritime climate.
Pot Still Irish Whiskey
There is no more Irish a whiskey than Irish Pot Still Whiskey, a style that uses malted barley and unmalted barley, it is renowned for texture and spice. This is Irish Whiskey’s defining point – a style that can only be distilled on the island of Ireland. Single Cask Offering – We sustainably felled 14 trees that yielded 50 casks. Each bottle is numbered and traceable back to the cask and the tree. For every tree we fell, we plant 7 more. Native Breed Of Irish Oak – These cask are made from a rare native breed of Irish oak, “Dair Ghalda” (pronounced dar galda). This fast growing porous oak imparts an intense rich sweet note and deep tannin characteristics.
A relentless search for the most flavourful oak in the world took the distillers at Glendalough from wooded mountains in Ireland, to the volcanic north of Japan, Hokkaido. As the first Irish whiskey brand to use the rare and exotic Mizunara, they had very much ventured into the unknown. A mash of malted barley, triple distilled then aged for 7 years in heavy char, ex bourbon barrels and finished for 1 year in Mizunara cask this whisky is full of dark chocolate orange notes plus sandalwood and cinnamon – classic flavours from Mizunara Oak.