About Uisce Beatha Real Irish Whiskey
In the middle ages, Irish monks affectionately began calling distilled alcohol “uisce beatha”, literally, “the water of life”. Interestingly, more than 1,000 years later, the word “whiskey” itself is now simply an anglicized version of the Irish phrase “uisce beatha”, as those words are commonly mispronounced as “whiskey” in the English language.
Uisce Beatha Real Irish Whiskey, the brainchild of Patrón Tequila founder Jon Paul DeJoria, is a blend of single malt and grain whiskies, aged for a minimum of four years in ex-bourbon oak casks. As a result of this aging process, Uisce Beatha Real Irish Whiskey has an underlying nutty complexity, which leads to honey, baking spices and French toast on the nose. The body is filled with notes of clementines and graham crackers, and leads to a smooth, malty finish characterized by freshly cut barley.
Uisce Beatha Real Irish Whiskey won the Gold Medal at the 2014 International Craft Spirits Competition in Los Angeles, California..
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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