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Review: Glendalough Double Barrel Irish Whiskey

Glendalough Double Barrel Irish Whiskey is a single grain Irish whiskey, matured in American bourbon barrels, and finished for six months in Spanish Oloroso Sherry casks. Simply put, this is a great dram for any occasion and if you can get it for roughly the same price as your standard bottle of Jameson, I would recommend getting this each and every time.

The Basics

  • ABV: 42%

  • Cask: Bourbon and Oloroso Sherry

  • Nose: Rich vanilla, chocolate/fudge. Notes of cooked apples, white grapes, toasted oak.

  • Taste: Caramel right up front with light butter provide a satisfying hit for your sweet tooth, and there is a light fruity lift of blackberries.

  • Finish: Short and dry, clean oak taste.


Glendalough Double Barrel Irish Whiskey

Chris' Opinion: This is delicious! I would take this over most irish whiskies I've tried (e.g. Jameson's, 2 Gingers). You can definitely get a whiff of vanilla on the nose, a bit of the chocolate, and definately the grapes. I struggle to get the apples or the toasted oak. Taste is sweet, fruity, and has the definite caramel profile you come to expect from the bourbon/sherry combo. The finish is short, sharp, with a strong oakiness.

Dan's Opinion: I am a fan of Irish whiskey's they are how I was introduced into Whiskey.

I found this specific Whiskey to be sweet and genteal. I get a vanilla in the glass and fruity, and light on the pallet. I solid reminder of my affection for the Irish whiskey market and I can see why it has become a popular choice and staple to peoples collection.

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