Silkie Dark Irish Whiskey

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Size750mL Proof92 (46% ABV) *Please note that the ABV of this bottle may vary
This uniquely peaty Irish whiskey takes its name from the legendary mermaid-like creatures of legend. The blend is crafted with a double-distilled single malt, a peated triple-distilled one, and a soft grain whiskey.
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Note:  Once an order has been safely & successfully delivered, we do not accept returns due to change of heart or taste. Due to state regulations, we cannot accept the return of alcohol purchased by a customer in error.

About Silkie Dark Irish Whiskey

Selkies or Silkies are mythical creatures from Norse and Celtic mythology. The mermaid-like creatures are said to be able to shed their seal skin and take on the form of humans and walk the land. Selkie stories often involve female mermaids entering a relationship with humans, then losing their skins and being unable to return to the sea.

The Sliabh Liag Distillers has taken the Silkie as their inspiration when setting up a distillery in Donegal, Ireland. Donegal has a rich distilling heritage, being the Irish county with more illicit stills than the rest of Ireland combined in the 1850s. Ever since The Burt Distillery closed its doors in 1841, the county has had no legally-operating distilleries. Sliabh Liag is building the brand new Ardara distillery that aims to revive the rich heritage and craft unique terroir whiskey ― the Irish kind, with a smokey (peated) twist.

While the distillery is being finished, they have crafted 2 expressions from sourced whiskeys. The Silkie is more firmly rooted in tradition, The Dark Silkie brings a smokier twist to the classic Irish profile. The former is a blend of 3 Spirits: a double-distilled single malt, a peated triple-distilled one, and a soft grain whiskey. The threesome was aged in bourbon, sherry, and virgin barrels. It's a fruity and soft profile with fresh apple notes and a healthy sprinkling of peat smoke that makes it a unique dram. It has received a Gold Medal from the Beverage Testing Institute in 2020.

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About Irish Whiskey

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%.

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Apple and pear are on the fresh nose with some spice, oak, and smoke. It's soft on the palate with a salted-caramel sweetness, pipe tobacco, licorice, and dark chocolate, followed by toffee and pear notes. Finishes malty and smoky with a peanut butter note.
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