It was lovely be be reacquainted with JJ Corry Whiskey again.
As part of the Celtic Whiskey Club tweet tastings, samples of The Flintlock Batch 3 & The Hanson were enjoyed.
Having paid a visit to JJ Corry even before their first release hit the market – it’s been wonderful to watch their growth in the category.
Specialising in small batch exclusive releases using distillate from numerous sources & matured in their own barrels on site at Cooraclare – JJ Corry Whiskey is always a delight to savour.
Capturing the ‘transparency & honesty’ brigade with additional information & stories – I prefer to let the whiskey speak to my palate for appraisal.
The clarity, freshness, delicateness & even lusciousness of the flavours of JJ Corry can only come about by foregoing chill filtering & added caramel.
The 46% sweet spot – the ABV point where the whiskey doesn’t go cloudy with ice – also adds a degree of bite & excitement.
The Hanson – a blended grain – delights in light delicate flavours showcasing warm woody notes complimented by sweet grainy distillate.
The Flintlock – a single malt – displays a deeper dark stone fruitiness coupled with hints of leather from the long ageing in ex-bourbon & sherry casks.
The tasting ended all too soon – luckily I had some reserves!
An unlabelled bottle containing a long forgotten sample of JJ Corry Whiskey.
Exhibiting a slight oiliness with a gentle soft smokey kiss on the finish – this one easily became my favourite!
Could it be The Battalion? A blended whiskey finished in ex-tequila & mezcal casks?
What I do know is that JJ Corry release a fabulous range of whiskey to sip, savour & enjoy.
Bottle images courtesy CelticWhiskeyShop, others authors own.