Glendalough is a stunning location in County Wicklow, it is an example of a rural idyll in an exceedingly convenient location, just outside Dublin’s lively city centre.
For the March whiskey of the month, to coincide with St Paddy’s day, Tattersalls is pouring the Glendalough Double Barrel Single Grain Whiskey. Double barrel whiskies are spirits aged in a barrel and then poured out in another for additional aging, and it allows the whiskies to polish and develop a finer character than a single-barrel whiskey. Tasting notes are as follows:
Colour: Generous layers of pot of gold!
Nose: Apple and grassy, with a hint of vanilla and sweetness at the end.
Palate: Fruit definitely shines through, with a little caramel or butterscotch underneath it. Tannins from the double barrel are presenting itself beautifully.
Water: A few drops of water mutes the fruit and bring more woodiness to the forefront, leaving the sweetness intact.
Finish: A nice, gentle sipper, but also a pleasantly long finish. The bourbon vanilla definitely comes through.
The mash bill is 90% corn and 10% malted barley, so it’s a single-grain whiskey. The mix of bourbon aging and sherry finishing gives it some depth, but it works, and it’s unique.
To celebrate St Paddy’s Day at the Club, we will be matching the Glendalough Double Barrel Single Grain Irish whiskey with natural oysters and Guinness with oysters Kilpatrick for the whole month of March. This way, you can bring the fantasy of travelling to Ireland within the Club with this genius pairing.
So come down to the Members’ Bar to try this combination or to check out our other wide range of our whiskies. And to join the whisky club, please contact the team at firstname.lastname@example.org.