Glendalough Double Barrel Single Grain comes from a quite new Irish Whiskey brand. Glendalough is an independent distillery founded in 2011 by five Irish friends interested in craft distilling.
The whiskey has been made out of a single grain, which in this case means Irish corn whiskey sourced from Cooley distillery. Double Barrel means it’s been aged in two different types of casks. First in American Ex-Bourbon barrels before finished for six months in Spanish Ex-Oloroso Sherry casks.
Based on the information from Glendalough website, they seem to believe in double maturing:
“Single malts and single grains, all bourbon barrel aged, and finished in a second, very different cask.”
They also have a triple matured whiskey in their selection.
Glendalough means Glen of two Lakes. It is located just an hours drive south of Dublin, near Wicklow Mountains in a beautiful valley. St Kevin of Glendalough is the man in the distillery logo. And the story of St Kevin is where these whiskey makers draw their inspiration.
In this whiskey they’ve captured the story of the man who disappeared into the mountains and became one with the wild. The whiskey has earthy notes and fresh crispy berries. So it’s easy to be one with the wild like St Kevin, pondering your place in this world while sipping away this dram.