Greenore 8 Year-Old Single Grain Whiskey €36.99

 

 

 

One of the few Irish whiskeys available in this style.

Grain whiskey is made from maize which Cooley distillery sources in France, which produces a very smooth and sweet flavour. Matured in first fill ex-bourbon barrels and released in small batches. This whiskey gives you a new found respect for grain whiskey!

Of all the Beams/Suntory’s Irish whiskeys, I think Greenore is the best for use with mixers or in cocktails due to its very smooth, light, sweet flavours with hints of vanilla.

Tasting Note: Nose: Soft, sweet corn, delicious hints of bourbon.   Taste: Rich, soft oils, melt-in-the-mouth grain and just a hint of barley for good measure. Finish: Crisps up as the oak returns.

Kilbeggan Irish Whiskey €29.99

 

Kilbeggan is Beam’s/Suntory’s  best-selling Irish whiskey brand. A blend of malt and grain whiskeys from Cooley. Matured in ex American oak casks.

Tasting note:  Nose: Sweet caramel, vanilla and toasted wood aromas.Taste: A soft smooth entry leads to sweet golden raisin, caramel and peppery spice flavours.                           Finish: Creamy vanilla and toasted oak.

 Tyrconnell Single Malt Irish Whiskey €37.99

Beam’s /Suntory’s unpeated single malt, named after the famous racehorse that won the Derby at odds of 100-1.  Matured in ex Bourbon oak casks.

 Tasting note: Nose: Fresh, malty & fruit aroma with notes if citrus and spice. Taste: Smooth & well-structured with honey notes, the tang of oranges & lemons with a strong malt presence. Finish: A delicately dry finish with malt becoming more dominant towards the end.

Connemara Irish Single Malt €42.49

Beam/Suntory/Cooley Distillery’s peated Irish single malt.

Connemara Peated Single Malt has won more Gold Medals in the last decade than any other Irish Whiskey!                                                                                                                                                                   Double distilled from peated malt in 2 pot stills in Cooley. Matured in ex Bourbon oak casks.

Tasting note: Nose: Smoky peatiness balanced by hints of honey and dried fruits.  Taste: Smooth with a honey sweet start, followed by malt and fruit flavours giving way to full bodied peat.  Finish: Golden honey notes and deep peaty finish.

Whiskeys supplied by John Cashman, Global Brand Ambassador for Cooley Distillery at Beam Global/Suntory for this talk & tasting at DIT School of Culinary Arts & Food Technology, Cathal Brugha Street, Dublin  on 16th June,2014 for members of the Irish Guild  of Sommeliers  & RMA Teachers Union of Ireland members. Thanks to John Cashman  for supplying the whiskies & Mike O’ Connor, Assistant Head of School of Culinary Arts & Food Technology for arranging the venue.

Talk & tasting given by Andy O’ Gorman, Secretary Irish Guild of Sommeliers.

Flaming Pig €36.99

 

About

Hand crafted whiskey naturally infused with cloves, black pepper-corns & cinnamon.

Great in shots, over ice or in a variety of fiery cocktails.

Cocktail: The Bonded Liberties (2014)

Recipe by Michael Griffiths, Bartenders Association of Ireland

Ingredients:

4cl Flaming Pig

2 cl Liqueur a la Voilette

2 cl Finest Call Passion Fruit Puree

6 cl Finest Call Sweet and Sour

Dash of Dr. Adam Elmegirab Spanish Bitters

1.5 cl Pasteurised Egg White

 

“The Great Whiskey Fire of Dublin of 1875 is legendary. On a Saturday night, just after 8pm, vast flames lit up the sky above Malone’s Whiskey & Spice warehouse in the Liberties and spiced flaming liquid flowed through the streets like lava.

 

Sgs stampeded down through the streets, police and firefighters struggled to get control, while the locals stopped to scoop up the flame-licked whiskey in their hats and boots.

Many say it was a gift from God, but all agree it was the lone squeal of the Flaming Pig that saved the city that night.”

Thanks to Joey Shore, Brand Manager, Richmond Marketing, 1st Floor Harmony Court, Harmony Row Dublin, 2 for supplying Flaming Pig.

Note:

Prices of all products are as per Celtic Whiskey Shop, Dawson Street, Dublin, 1.

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Whiskeys supplied by John Cashman, Global Brand Ambassador for Cooley Distillery at Beam Suntory Inc. for this talk & tasting at DIT School of Culinary Arts & Food Technology, Cathal Brugha Street, Dublin  on 16th June,2014 for members of the Irish Guild  of Sommeliers  & RMA Teachers Union of Ireland members. Thanks to John Cashman  for supplying the whiskies & Mike O’ Connor, Assistant Head of School of Culinary Arts & Food Technology for arranging the venue.

Thanks to Joey Shore, Brand Manager, Richmond Marketing, 1st Floor Harmony Court, Harmony Row Dublin, 2 for supplying Flaming Pig.

Talk & tasting given by Andy O’ Gorman, Secretary Irish Guild of Sommeliers.

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