Glendalough Single Malt 13 Year
Glendalough // Ireland
At Glendalough Distillery, Ireland's first craft distillery, the number 13 is a lucky one; and the reason why this single malt carries that age statement. Using a mash of malted barley and locally sourced water, this whiskey is then aged in first-fill bourbon barrels for 13 years. It's bottled at 46% ABV.
Single MaltDistilled in pot stills from 100% malted barley, produced at one distillery, aged in barrels; if Scotch or Irish, must be aged for at least three years.
Cask TypeFirst-Fill Bourbon
"Sugary bubble gum is found on the nose along with guava, papaya and mango. Lighter honey, hay and grain is in the background. The palate is oily, and gets the tongue tingling. While overall fuller and bigger than the 7 year, the whiskey is still somewhat soft and one note. The finish delivers toffee, dry oak, and spicy grain with a surprisingly, bitter-asphalty aftertaste, which at least encourages another sip to remove it, but brings down the overall appraisal. "