Dair Ghaelach is a Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey from Midleton Distillery. This whiskey was matured initially in American Oak Bourbon barrels and finished in virgin native Irish Oak Hogshead casks. Harvested from Kylebeg Wood near Stradbally in Co. Laois, the native oak has interacted with the maturing whiskey to impart a layered medley of orchard fruits and honeycomb. Bottled at 56.2% ABV, 112.4 Proof.Nose: Fragrant woodland spices with notes of cinnamon and nutmeg to the fore accompanied by aromatic oils and earthy pot still notes. Delicate hints of nectarine develop to create a zesty fruit note with dustings of white pepper. Additional aromas of dairy fudge and vanilla further accentuate the sweet nature of the whiskey.
Taste: Fortified by the Irish Oak, the pot still spices lead with a heightened intensity thanks to the rich wood tannins before subsiding to reveal velvety tones of caramel with sweet stewed apple and touches of orange peel. Dark chocolate with subtle notes of honeycomb and vanilla weave amongst the spices.
Finish: Delightfully long finish with the fruits and spices slowly fading, allowing the Irish Oak to linger until the very end.