Dublin, 16 February 2015 — Glendalough Irish Whiskey, Ireland’s first craft distillery, today announces the launch of the Company’s new Double Barrel Irish Whiskey. The latest in the distillery’s range of craft spirits is also appearing in this week’s Dublin Whiskey Festival.
Glendalough’s new whiskey offering is carefully 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 pure mountain spring water with a high mineral content from the surrounding Wicklow Mountains before bottling.
There are those who prefer to sip the status quo. Glendalough Double Barrel is not for them. It is a single grain Irish whiskey to blast the cobwebs off, it’s a new path taken by a new breed. The Double Barrel entices with an aroma of delicate but well-defined rich dark fruit—cherries, raisins, and figs balanced by floral lemongrass and a touch of nutmeg.
As part of the Dublin Whiskey Festival, which takes place across Dublin from today to 21st February, and to celebrate the launch of their Double Barrel Whiskey, the Glendalough lads have teamed up with Brasserie Sixty6, The Vintage Cocktail Club and Peruke & Perwig who have each created their own special Glendalough Double Barrel cocktail.
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. We are excited to be partnering with three great Dublin bars, Brassiere Sixty6, VCC and Peruke and Perwig. We look forward to people being able to try their Double Barrel Cocktails as part of the Festival.”
About Glendalough Irish Whiskey
The Glendalough Irish Whiskey Company was established in 2011 by five Dublin and Wicklow friends whose passion for Irish drinks industry led them to form Ireland’s first craft distillery. They aim to recapture Ireland’s lost heritage of great spirit production and create new, exciting and contemporary brands
So not to spoil the surprise, but Glendalough Irish is the next Irish Whiskey Month Drunken Review that we’re putting up this week. We’ve been doing our usual drunken research on the company, and they’re pretty fucking cool. Any company that puts something that looks like that Brazilian statue of Jesus on their label is cool with me. But this sounds awesome. Irish whiskey desperately needs to up its craft game, and it’s great to see that Glendalough is stepping up to the plate and setting the tone for hopefully years of innovations to come. This article does a little bit too much dick sucking than I’m comfortable with, but it says a lot about a company that is Ireland’s first craft distillery, and they’re making big moves on top of it. Chalk it up to the blessing of Brazilian Jesus. In Dublin. Because that makes sense.