Size750mLProof92 (46% ABV)*Please note that the ABV of this bottle may vary
This expression is named after Ireland’s luckiest number, 13. Aged for 13 years in first fill Bourbon barrels.
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About Glendalough 13 Year Old Single Malt Irish Whiskey
This expression is named after Ireland’s luckiest number, 13. This single malt is double distilled and aged for 13 years in first fill Bourbon barrels. This Glendalough single malt has unmistakable hints of spice, creamy vanilla, biscuity malts. A true embodiment of the outstanding spirit of Ireland.
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Glendalough is an idyllic little town in eastern Ireland. Gaelic for "valley of two lakes," it was said to have been founded by a man named Saint Cóemgen—also known as Saint Kevin. The Glendalough Distillery, Ireland’s first new craft distillery, was set up by five friends from Wicklow and Dublin with a deep passion for reviving the heritage of craft distilling in Ireland.
The 18th & 19th centuries there were the glory days of the Irish whiskey industry, with over 200 licensed distilleries in all of Ireland. There were also countless unlicensed distilleries at the time, producing diverse styles of poitín, whiskey, gin and even absinthe. But through a series of unfortunate events, the Irish Whiskey Industry dried to a trickle in the 1970’s.
Glendalough Distillery is part of a revival of this Irish heritage. Their philosophy is "to make innovative spirits while staying true to the tradition and heritage of our ancestors." Glendalough started out making poitín - the traditional Irish distillate made in small pot stills. From there they seamlessly transitioned to whiskey production, and most recently, seasonal, wild botanical gins. All of their production is handmade.
Contrary to popular belief that Scots invented whisk(e)y, Irish whiskey was mentioned almost a century before its Scottish brother.
Its origin comes from the perfume distilling monks who decided to tweak the recipe a bit, creating Irish whiskey.
Irish whiskey doesn’t have a lot of rules and regulations to be considered “pure” and can be made with various grains and processes, as long as it is aged for at least three years in wooden casks and has a max ABV of 94.8%.
Deep butterscotch, honeycomb and rich lemon meringue balanced with citrus fruits and just a hint of a clove spice on the nose. The palate oscillates between intense vanilla fudge luxurious sweetness and almost rock candy mixed with touches of fruit — lemon citrus, peach, and dried apricot. This is followed by deep spices; red peppercorn and light cloves. A truly velvety mouthfeel that just hovers on the palate. The finish carries notes of spice left lingering with under-layers of robust malt characteristics, deep oak notes, and vanilla fudge.