Teeling Single Grain, is a whiskey made up of approx 96% Corn(maize) & a touch of Malted Barley, distilled in Column stills, and then fully matured for approx 7 years in ex-Cabernet Sauvignon Barrels from California. Interestingly, these barrels were made from French oak.True to it's nature, the nose of this Single Grain whiskey is quite soft with initial sweetness and soft touches of spice. The palate has a mix of vanilla & honey sweetness, touches of fruit. Overall a very soft easy drinking whiskey.
Hyde 1916, is a Single Grain Irish Whiskey produced for the Hiberinan Distillers, located in West Cork, the south of Ireland. The Hyde family are orinally from the Bandon area of West Cork.This particular botting is a special celebratory bottle released on the anniversary year of the 1916 rising, and is matured in ex-bourbon barrels for 6 years.The nose of the Hyde 1916, is that of cinnamon and clove aromas with some sweet caramel and spice aromas. The palate is that of spices with some black pepper and vanilla flavours. There is also some flavours of toasted oak, that come from the bourbon barrels. The finish is that of oak, tabacco and leather flavours that are smooth and soft.
Method & Madness Single Grain, is a Single Grain Whiskey from the Midleton Distillery in Cork. The whiskey has first been matured in ex-ourbon barrels and then for 12 months finished in virgin Spanish oak casks from Galicia. On the nose Method & Madness Single Grain, has a sweet vanilla aroma which draws you into the whiskey and makes you want the whole bottle! (nearly). There are also hints of spice and nutmeg. The palate is that of baking spices, such as cinnamon and clove with flavours of tropical fruit which hit the back of your mouth. The finish is long and well-balanced with a lovely creamy smooth finish.
Hyde 1860, is a Single Grain Irish Whiskey produced for the Hibernia Distillers in the south of Ireland.They have dedicated the whiskey to Douglas Hyde, the first President of the Republic of Ireland in 1922. Hyde was born in 1860 which is why the whiskey has the date imprinted on the bottle. This particular bottling is a 6 year old grain whiskey that have been matured in ex-bourbon barrels and finished of in ex-burgundy casks. It is a limited whiskey to only 5,000 bottles.The nose of the Hyde 1860, is that of forest fruit, such as blackberries, strawberries and blueberry aromas. There are also undertones of vanilla and caramel with some hints of nuts and toffee. The palate is that of hazelnuts, vanilla nad oaky flavours. The finish is full of dark fruit flavours with some flavours of nutmeg and dark fruits.
Bottling No.3 in the Celtic Cask series which is becoming highly collectable range of whiskey's due to their limited availability.
Method & Madness 31yr Old Single Grain, a Single Grain from the Midleton Distillery in Co.Cork. The rarity is the fact the Midleton have a 31 year old grain whiskey. The whiskey was distilled in 1985 then matured for the full 31 years in a single refill American Bourbon barrel and bottled on the 11th July 2016. A must have for any Irish Whiskey Collector. The nose of the Method & Madness 31yr Old Single Grain, is that of sweet bourbon sugars, there are also aromas of honey, vanilla and fruit, such as melon, orange and lemon. The palate is that of sugar and honey flavours. There are also some delicate oak spice with touchs of orange zest. The finish is long with a lovely spice that lingers and also some honey and vanilla notes.