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Spirits of the Week

Glendalough Spirits

We’re really excited to have Donal O’Gallachoir in tonight to show three spirits from the portfolio of Ireland’s first small batch distiller, Glendalough Distillery. These spirits are not only delicious but are fantastic values. Come on by and check the out tonight.

Wild Botanical Gin
Regularly $29.99, Special Price $26.99
A rich gently pine-forward nose. Perhaps more fir bud than straight-up juniper (though there is a touch of that in there, too). Glendalough Wild Botanical Gin continues to cool with hints of lemon balm, woodruff and fresh meadow. It is certainly evocative of a place. It smells fresh, like a grassland in bloom.

The palate begins with some more traditional gin character at first. Juniper builds into a heavily floral mid-palate. A melange of fresh blooming flowers spreads across the palate: rose, woodruff, creamy honeysuckle, and rain-kissed leaves. The finish sees citrus emerge from the background, with some more herbaceous juniper, and a touch of spice. Cooling licorice crystallizes on the palate with overtones of menthol, ushering a long finish as Glendalough Wild Botanical Gin cools slowly.

 

 

 

 

Double Barrel Irish Whisky
Regularly $31.99, Special Price $27.99
The nose is slight but undoubtedly rich with dark fruit; cherry, raisin, fig (with Christmas pudding notes on the nose for those lucky enough to know what that is) along with floral lemongrass and a touch of nutmeg.

The taste is sweet and creamy on the palate, with butterscotch, honey and peppercorn bringing along sweet Bourbon Cask notes with dried fruit returning through notes of maraschino cherries and a pinch of brown sugar.

The finish has lingering notes of ginger spices with a faint glimmer of almond to end a complex Irish Whiskey from start to finish.

 

 

 

 

7yr Single Malt Whisky
Regularly $49.99, Special Price $44.99
The nose is rich and sweet, a premium single malt Irish whiskey with a touch of cinnamon and more than a hint of citrus fruits – orange zest, lemon infused with vanilla ice cream. A touch of fresh floral notes like meadow flowers.

The taste. A silky velvety smooth palate with the returning orange zest tones to the fore, with rich creme brulee and dark chocolate notes
and just enough cinnamon and white pepper spice to keep it interesting, followed by the beautiful robust malt and oak influenced flavours, almost butterscotch, which mix wonderfully as the warmth expands through.

The finish is luxurious and lingering, the spicy, sweet notes elegantly marry on the finish and stay an eternity. Everything you’d expect from the perfect sipping whiskey.