Midleton Dair Ghaelach Bluebell Forest Edition

Seneste udgave fra Midleton af deres virgin Irish oak collection hedder 'Dair Ghaelach Bluebell Forest Edition'.

Dair Ghaelach er gælisk for ‘Irish oak’ og udtales: ‘Dar Gay Lock’. Bluebell Forest edition er en kombination af 12 til 23 år gammel pot still whiskey og har ligget hovedsageligt på American oak barrels og herefter afsluttet i virgin Irish oak i 18 måneder.



Træet til fadene som bruges til denne aftapning (finish) kommer fra Bluebell Forest i Castle Blunden Estate, County Kilkenny. Den forrige aftapning Midleton Dair Ghaelach Grinsell’s Wood expression der kom i 2015 var træet til fadene selvfølgelig fra Grinsell's Wood i Ballaghtobin Estate, County Kilkenny.

Der er brugt seks 130 år gamle egetræer til fadene i forbindelse med denne aftapning. Fadene er blevet til hos et bødkeri hos Antonio Páez Lobato cooperage i Jerez, Andalusia.
Stavene har tørret i 15 måneder inden det er blevet til 29 Irish oak Hogshead casks.


Kevin O’Gorman, Head of Maturation at Midleton Distillery siger: "It is a joy to be able to showcase more of our experimentation with maturation in Irish oak through the release of Midleton Dair Ghaelach Bluebell Forest. The naturally sweet compounds found in Irish oak work in perfect harmony with this whiskey to deliver milk chocolate and honeycomb on the nose, a beautifully round and silky-smooth mouth feel and a long, pot still finish."

Noter (Scotchmaltwhisky.com):

Nose: Rich pot still spices are elevated by the clipped tannins of the toasted Irish oak. Fresh woodland character mingles with faint vanilla, giving the succulence of zesty pink grapefruit and pineapple along with ripe berries and green banana. The Irish oak influence imparts milk chocolate and honeycomb sweetness.

Taste: Beautifully round and silky smooth with naturally sweet compounds from the Irish oak in harmony with the pot still spices. A touch of mango and kiwi bring some fruit undertones as the prickle of clove and cinnamon add their voice.

Finish: Exceptionally long with soft sweet spices finally giving way to the proud Irish oak

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