It’s been a long time coming.
105 years according to the label of this beautifully designed bottle.
But whiskey distilling has returned to Connacht – legally!
The Inaugural Release from The Shed Distillery has a lot to live up to.
Their Gunpowder Gin & Sausage Tree Vodka won many awards, accolades and adoring fans.
What will their whiskey be like?
I jumped straight in!
Even the act of pouring a measure allowed a rich sweet warming vanilla aroma to caress my nose & tempt me in.
No chill filtration or added caramel here.
A stone fruitiness from the oloroso casks followed suit. Plenty of thick viscous legs on my favourite Túath Glass. Did I mention Irish Oats were used in the mashbill?
A lovely enveloping creaminess on the palate – the flavours grew into a delightful crescendo; dark cherries, rich plums, sweet vanillas all milling around.
A satisfying dry prickly spice turned the drinking experience into an event.
The fabulous flavours continued partying away on the lovely long luscious finish.
Whiskey as it should be.
Well worth the wait!