Glendalough is located in scenic Co. Wicklow about half an hour south of Dublin. (Photo courtesy of Glendalough Distillery.)
Glendalough Double Barrel is very approachable and readily available.
Glendalough barrels. (Photo courtesy of Glendalough Distillery.)
Glendalough means "Valley of Two Lakes" in Irish Gaelic. The distillery is located near a 6th century monastery founded by St. Kevin, whose likeness is featured on the bottles. In addition to the Double Barrel, Glendalough also produces a single pot still whiskey, a 7-year old single malt, and a 14-year old single malt finished in Mizunara oak barrels. A 17-year old single malt Mizunara is an annual St. Patrick's Day special release.
Finishing in oloroso sherry casks after aging in bourbon barrels for three years gives Glendalough Double Barrel a rich sweet nuttiness that is quite pleasing on the palate. The vanilla flavor notes from the bourbon barrels are also readily apparent.
Glendalough Double Barrel retails for about $40 and makes for a fine daily drinker.
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