As a double distilled single malt, The Tyrconnell occupies a small territory of Ireland’s whiskey category. Originally produced by the Watt family, The Tryconnell was inspired and subsequently named after the 1876 chestnut colt that against all odds (literally 100 to 1 odds) won Irelands ‘The National Produce Stakes’ race. Only the finest Irish barley is sourced and malted before being twice distilled in traditional copper pot stills. The distillate is then rested in predominantly ex-bourbon barrels before being bottled.
Appearance: Bright honey.
Nose: Honey, oak and hints of lemon.
Taste: Rich honey, malt biscuits and floral heather.
Finish: Smooth oak tannins with caramel and vanilla.
Overall: A delectable single malt with a uniquely Irish character.
Convert your Highland loving scotch friends over to the ways of Irish malts with The Tyrconnell. This is a must-have for any Irish whiskey fan, not only is it delicious and unique, but it also has a great story behind it. Everyone loves an underdog.
If the person you’re buying for is a fan of The Tyrconnell you could also try Teeling Single Malt, Connemara or Dalwhinnie 15.
Irish whiskey was once the most popular spirit in the world and has been massively on the rise in popularity in recent years. Ireland and Scotland both lay claim to being whisky’s original creator but it’s likely both nations developed a similar product at around the same time. The knowledge of distillation is commonly thought to have been brought to Ireland (and Scotland) by monks returning from the Mediterranean and the Middle East in around 1000AD.
Cooley Distillery , Kilbeggan Distillery.
ABOUT THE DISTILLERY
Cooley was converted from a potato alcohol plant in 1987 by John Teeling, father of the Jack and Stephen Teeling. Up until this point Irish Distillers had controlled all of the Irish whiskey output in Ireland. Not only historically significant, Cooley has been responsible for supplying much of the third party whiskey for new brands entering the burgeoning Irish whiskey market. John Teeling began double, rather than triple, distilling the whiskey at Cooley, providing a style more in line with Scottish malt production. Bought by Suntory Holdings in 2014, Cooley continues to have a big influence on the Irish whiskey sector, not least because Jack and Stephen have gone on to form Teeling Whiskey distillery in Dublin, John has also formed Great Northern Distillery in Dundalk.
ABOUT THE LIQUID
Double Distilled Single Malt.
Water, Yeast, Malt.