Single Barrel Release—Exclusive to ABC Package
Yet another entry in the ABC Single Barrel Whiskey program, this 12 year old Irish whiskey from Knappogue Castle (see the ABC March 2017 newsletter for more details on this producer) is a special barrel release, handpicked and exclusive to our store. Triple distilled in copper pot stills and aged in first fill bourbon barrels, this is a truly remarkable offering. There is some resemblance to single malt Scotch, but the tone is gentler, with more fruit on the nose—think dried cherry and apricot—and a soft, rich palate that is drier than bourbon but much less austere than a typical single malt. Its sojourn in ex-bourbon barrels has given this whiskey some caramel and vanilla flavors but these are understated and the overall impression is one of balance and harmony. This is a very fine whiskey, ideal for sipping on its own with just a drop or two of spring water added to soften the extra proof. And it’s only available at ABC.
$36.99 750 ml