WhiskyJason reviews Tipperary Single Cask Red Wine Finish Single Malt Irish Whiskey
The first individual bottling of the Tipperary Boutique Distillery is something very special. The whiskey first matured for a full 9 years in an Oloroso Sherry barrel, before it matured for a nice balanced finish in a red wine barrel. The whiskey was bottled exclusively for the German market.
The red wine barrel was selected from the Bodega Faustino from Spain. The Rioja wine was matured in this barrel before the whiskey was finished in it , so the Tipperary single cask red wine finish single malt Irish whiskey has a nice dark color and a great dark fruit note.
WhiskyJason reviews Tipperary Knockmealdown Single Malt Irish Whiskey
Knockmealdown is the first release of the Tipperary Limited Edition Mountain Range, “The Knockmealdowns” is created from only 6 casks, matured in Ireland for 10 years in ex-bourbon barrels. The whiskey is cut to 47% with water from Ballindoney farm in Tipperary, owned by the co-founding family, the Ahearns.
Knockmealdowns whiskey honours the Knockmealdown mountain range, which straddles the border between County Tipperary and Waterford. The highest peak, the Knockmealdown, stands at 2,605 feet and looks down from the south over the plain of land on which Ballindoney farm lies.
A particularly picturesque area, the Knockmealdown mountains are home to the “Vee”, a V-shaped turn on the road up Sugarloaf hill. This is one of the most scenic locations in Ireland, and on a clear day you can look out over 3 counties: Tipperary, Waterford and Limerick.
WhiskyJason reviews Tipperary Watershed Single Malt Irish Whiskey
Tipperary Watershed Single Malt is one of the two whiskeys in Tipperary’s Boutique Selection. Only six first-fill bourbon casks are chosen for each batch of Watershed, carefully selected for quality by Malt Master, Stuart Nickerson.
After being cut to 47% with Ballindoney water every bottle is numbered individually. Ballindoney is the farm where Tipperary plan to build their distillery and this is the first whiskey to be cut with water from this source, hence the name ‘Watershed’.
WhiskyJason reviews Tipperary – The Rising 11 Year old Single Malt Irish Whiskey
The Rising from Tipperary is an 11 year old single malt Irish whiskey – an important point as a lot of Irish whiskies are blended (grain and malt spirit mixed together) rather than purely single malt. “Single malt” means that the whiskey is made from 100% malted barley.
A small batch was produed for their first release – only 6 casks – making 1,916 bottles, individually numbered. This is a nod to the centenary of the 1916 Irish Easter Rising.