Concannon Irish Whiskey
Concannon // Ireland
Made in conjunction with Master Blender, Noel Sweeney, Concannon is made with a mix of malted barley and corn and matured in ex bourbon casks for at least 4 years. The “Concannon Effect” is the maturation of that blend for four months in used Petite Syrah Barrels from the Concannon Winery in Livermore Valley, California.
BlendedComprised of both single malt(s) and single grain(s) often from many different distilleries; if Scotch or Irish must be aged for at least three years in oak barrels; Irish may include single pot still whiskey in the blend.
Cask Typeex-bourbon, ex-Petite Syrah wine cask
"With relatively low nasal character it is easily recognizable to be an Irish whiskey. The forefront of the palate is sweet like honey, but quickly develops in the herb department with fresh sage standing out, in particular. Even not ever tasting the Concannon wine itself one can easily tell a noticeably dry and fruity finish dominated by fresh honey and dried apricots."