Ballykeefe Single Estate Cask Strength (70cl)
Ballykeefe is an entirely independent, artisan, family-owned Single Estate Whiskey Distillery, which was built in 2016 to diversify a working family farm for successor generations. All of the Whiskey is triple distilled from barley sown, grown and harvested on the family farm. This makes it a uniquely 100% ‘field to glass “Single Estate” Whiskey distillery’ and marks a revival of a century’s lost tradition of family farm distilling. Ballykeefe on the label means 100% Ballykeefe distilled spirit made from 100% Ballykeefe Irish barley, in the bottle.
The first release of seven individually bottled casks of Single Pot Still includes 500 cask strength bottles, presented in an exclusive collaboration with Kilkenny Crystal with two hand cut unique crystal tumblers to accompany each bottle, which they have been hand engraved to mark this historic first release. Only 350 of these special celebration bottles have been released for sale.
The nose is intense, but gentle with real depth and character, with powerful notes of Warm Caramel, Firm Oak Vanilla, Malt Cereal and a small hint of Coconut.
The taste at first has a burst of Orange Peel and Dark Chocolate mid tongue. Then a surge of spice with notes of Liquorice, Cloves, Cardamom and a hint of soothing menthol oil in the background. A small splash of water calmed the cask strength fire and enhanced the luscious mouthfeel.
Long slow burning finish dominated by Cloved Oranges and Aniseed.
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