GLENDALOUGH 17 Year Old
GLENDALOUGH 17 Year Old. Glendalough has released a pot still whiskey aged in Bourbon and finished in virgin Irish oak, a 17-year-old single malt aged in Bourbon casks and mizunara oak and a 25-year-old single malt aged in Bourbon and oloroso Sherry barrels.
The Glendalough 17 Year Old has spent twice as long in the Japanese mizunara oak cask as its 13-year-old predecessor. After 15 years in a first-fill Bourbon cask, the whiskey is said to have “vibrant, citrus notes” over “long, sweet honey and vanilla”. The initial ageing provides the expression with hints of “wood spices, incenses and earthiness”.
Glendalough Distillery said it was risky to finish the liquid in “notoriously leaky and expensive” Japanese oak, but the extra two years “were worth it”.