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Glendalough Introduces 17-Year-Old Finished In Mizunara Oak Casks


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Glendalough Distillery – an Irish whiskey producer located in the Wicklow Mountains just outside of Dublin – has released three new whiskies – a pot still whiskey aged in bourbon and finished in virgin Irish oak, a 17-year-old single malt aged in bourbon casks and rare Japanese mizunara oak and a 25-year-old single malt aged in bourbon and Oloroso sherry barrels.

The star of the trio is the Glendalough 17 Year Old which spent the first 15 years in a first-fill bourbon cask before being transferred for two years’ worth of finishing school in the expensive, leaky and rare mizunara oak cask, but being said to produce notes of citrus notes, honey and vanilla.

Only 6,000 bottles of the Glendalough 17 Year Old are being made available – with 3,000 of those destined for the USA – at $300 per bottle.

Glendalough Pot Still Irish Whiskey

Along with the Glendalough 17 Year Old comes The Glendalough Pot Still – the distillery’s first pot still whiskey – which was first matured in ex-bourbon casks for three years, then transferred to virgin Irish oak casks for a year. The casks were made from Irish oak trees that were sustainably harvested [seven saplings were planted for every tree that was harvested] in the nearby Wicklow mountains.

The Glendalough Pot Still Irish Whiskey is being made available for $55 per bottle.

Last but not least comes the Glendalough 25-year-old whiskey which is claimed to be the world’s first Irish single malt to be aged in Irish oak casks.

Glendalough 25 Year Old was aged in a heavily charred American oak bourbon cask, then moved to toasted Spanish oak Oloroso casks befoire being finished off in the aforementioned virgin Irish oak casks.

Only 1,700 bottles of the Glendalough 25-year-old single malt are being made available – with 752 bottles destined for the USA – for $500 per bottle.

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