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Clonakilty Irish Whiskey Double Oak

$51.99

Size
750ml, bottle

Clonakilty Irish Whiskey Double Oak is a premium blend of Irish whiskey, combining mature single grain and single pot still whiskeys. It's known for being the first Irish whiskey finished in a specific type of cask, the shaved, toasted, and re-charred ex-Bordeaux red wine European oak cask. This unique aging process results in a complex and flavorful whiskey.

Description

Clonakilty Double Oak takes you on a flavor adventure shaped by its unique aging process.  This premium blend marries mature single grain and single pot still whiskeys, each matured in a distinct cask, culminating in a complex and well-rounded spirit.

The initial stage sees the whiskey slumbering in ex-bourbon casks, where it picks up those classic vanilla and caramel notes characteristic of American oak. Next comes a stint in virgin American oak casks, imparting a touch of freshness and subtle spice. The grand finale happens in shaved, toasted, and re-charred ex-Bordeaux red wine European oak casks. These unique casks, a first for Irish whiskey, were once home to bold red wines, and they lend the Clonakilty Double Oak a hint of fruitiness and a touch of tannic structure, adding another layer of complexity.

On the nose, expect a gentle introduction with soft spices and vanilla, followed by a wave of fresh cut grass and orchard fruits like ripe apple and pear. A hint of perfumed floral notes adds intrigue, while a whisper of fresh leather adds a touch of earthiness.

The first sip unfolds with a delightful sweetness, balanced by a warming wave of spice. Imagine flavors of vanilla frosting dancing with hints of ginger and cubed pepper. As the whiskey travels across your palate, notes of fresh cut grass emerge, alongside a pleasant nuttiness reminiscent of hazelnut and almond.

The finish is where the magic truly happens. The Clonakilty Double Oak lingers on the tongue, leaving behind a delightful balance of sweet and spicy notes. The influence of the red wine casks shines through with a subtle fruitiness, ensuring a truly memorable experience.

Additional information

Product Type

Whiskey

Style

Irish Whiskey

abv

43.60%

Country

Ireland

Brand

Clonakilty

Size

750ml, bottle

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Tasting Notes

Nose

Nose

Soft spices, vanilla, ripe apple/pear notes.

Palate

Palate

Ginger, hazelnut and almond notes.

Finish

Finish

Long finish with toffee sweetness and spices lingering on the palate.