#81 – Glendalough Mizunara Japanesse Oak casks aged 13 years Irish Whiskey review from WhiskyJason

WhiskyJason reviews Glendalough 13 Year Old Mizunara Finish Single Malt Irish Whiskey

This Glendalough is the first Irish whiskey to be finished in Mizunara Japanese oak barrels. The initial 12 years maturation period was spent in American oak Bourbon barrel and then recieved a one year finish was in virgin Japanese mizunara barrels created by hand at Japan’s only independent cooperage.

 

#80 – Glendalough aged 13 years Single Malt Irish Whiskey Review from WhiskyJason

WhiskyJason reviews Glendalough aged 13 years Single Malt Irish Whiskey

This single malt Irish whiskey from the Glendalough Distillery is matured in first-fill bourbon oak casks and diluted to 46% using local Wicklow water.

The original plan was to release this as a 12-year-old whiskey, but it was matured an extra year in honour of the Irish rugby player Brian O’Driscoll, who is also a shareholder in the company as O’Driscoll wore the No.13 jersey for Ireland during his playing days.

Each Glendalough bottle depicts St Kevin, who founded a monastery beside the beautiful lakes at Glendalough near Wicklow, Ireland.

 

#025 – The Temple Bar Cellar Cask Single Malt Irish Whiskey review from WhiskyJason

WhiskyJason reviews The Temple Bar Cellar Cask Irish Whiskey

This Temple Bar Cellar Cask Single Malt Irish Whiskey is only available at the Pub in Dublin and it is bottled at cask strength.

Traditionally distilled on copper pot stills and filled in bourbon barrels in 2004. The whiskey was allowed to mature for 12 years in the cellars of the Temple Bar in Dublin’s Dublin district.

Tom Cleary’s family has been around for decades and involved with the theme of whiskey and some barrels had decades ago already matured in the basements of their bars. So the step for Tom Cleary was obvious to also have his own Irish pub whiskey.

 

#024 – The Temple Bar 15 year old Single Malt Irish Whiskey review from WhiskyJason

WhiskyJason reviews The Temple Bar 15 year old Single Malt Irish Whiskey

The Temple Bar 15 5 year old Single Malt Irish Whiskey is a special bottling of the owner Tom Cleary from The Temple Bar. This bottling was filled for the occasion of the 175th anniversary of the Temple Bar. With this bottling the hospitality and joy of the bar was celebrated.

The Temple Bar was founded in 1840 as a wine and spirits trader. It is still the meeting point for young and old in the vibrant Temple Bar district in Dublin. For this bottling the best bourbon barrels of the 15-year-old single malt were selected and filled at 40% ABV.

Each bottle is individually numbered and has a great gift box. The barrels for this whiskey were stored the complete 15 years in the cellars of the Temple Bar.

The whiskey was distilled on small pot stills. It has a very distinctive and harmonious flavor in which the fruit notes harmonize wonderfully with wood tones.

 

#023 – The Temple Bar 12 year old Single Malt Irish Whiskey review from WhiskyJason

WhiskyJason reviews The Temple Bar 12 year old Single Malt Irish Whiskey

This The Temple Bar 12 year old Single Malt Irish Whiskey special release was traditionally distilled on copper pot stills and filled in bourbon barrels in 2004. The barrels were carefully selected and then bottled by the Cleary family. The whiskey was allowed to mature for 12 years in the cellars of the Temple Bar in Dublin’s Bar district.

The whiskey was distilled on small pot stills. It has a very distinctive and harmonious flavor.

Tom Cleary’s family has been around for decades and involved with the theme of whiskey and some barrels had decades ago already matured in the basements of their bars. So the step for Tom Cleary was obvious to also have his own Irish pub whiskey.

 

#022 – The Temple Bar 10 year old Single Malt Irish Whiskey review from WhiskyJason

WhiskyJason reviews The Temple Bar 10 year old Single Malt Irish Whiskey

The Temple Bar 10 Years Single Malt Whiskey is the second bottling from the The Temple Bar whiskey series . Tom Cleary revived an old tradition in the heart of Dublin. Previously every pub in Ireland had its own whiskey with its own individual character.

The Temple Bar is a very traditional bar and for Tom it is important to maintain traditions, so now there is The Temple Bar Whiskey bottlings.

The barrels for this filling have been selected personally by Tom Cleary, the owner of the Temple Bar. In November 2005 the whiskey was filled into the American Oak barrels. For 10 years this whiskey could mature in the cellars of the Temple Bar and in November 2015 the whiskey flowed into the bottles.

Tom Cleary’s family has been around for decades and involved with the theme of whiskey and some barrels had decades ago already matured in the basements of their bars. So the step for Tom Cleary was obvious to also have his own Irish pub whiskey.

 

#003 – Tipperary – The Rising 11 Year old Single Malt Irish Whiskey Review from WhiskyJason

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.