Kilbeggan 8 Year Single Grain
Kilbeggan // Ireland
After Beam Suntory purchased the Cooley Distillery and its brands, it was decided to replace the Greenore 8 Year bottling with this Kilbeggan 8 Year Single Grain. It is column-distilled from 100% corn mash-bill at the Cooley Distillery and aged at the Kilbeggan Distillery in ex-bourbon barrels. It was launched in travel-retail at the beginning of 2015.
Single GrainDistilled from a grain or mixture of grains, usually corn, wheat, or barley from one distillery, if Scotch or Irish must be aged for at least three years in barrels.
"The nose finds menthol and hay along with vanilla and caramel. A little slick on the palate, you'll find pine, maple, and more vanilla notes. The finish is not very complex, but finishes dry with a touch of char smoke."