A wonderful photograph courtesy of @irelandincolour featuring Kilbeggan Distillery in 1937 prompted me to do a comparison review of Kilbeggan Whiskey.
The old gold label bottle has been superseded by a fresher & more vibrant green & white design. It still retains hallmarks from the previous incarnation – but with additional features included.
Both offerings are presented at 40% with added caramel – a common feature throughout the range – which results in a shared golden hue.
A gentle honeyed aroma is enjoyed.
This follows through on the palate offering sweet biscuity malt – before a hint of spice on the finish just adds a spot of character to the proceedings.
A very pleasant, nice & easy blend.
In an ever changing world – it’s often a welcome to greet a familiar friend.
Just as Kilbeggan Distillery retains the characteristics of the 1937 photo today – there were only cosmetic differences in the 2 whiskeys.
I’ll be looking forward to a return visit to the distillery after the COVID pandemic is over.
Original 1937 photo courtesy the Breslin Archive.