Kilbeggan Single Grain
Kilbeggan // Ireland
Released in late June 2017, this single grain whiskey will first be made available in the US. It is made from 94% corn and 6% malted barley. The initial maturation is done in ex-bourbon barrels with further finishing in a marriage of ex-bourbon and various fortified wine barrels. Bottled at 43% ABV.
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.
Cask Typeex-bourbon and various fortified wine barrels
"The aroma begins with a lemon tart complete with pastry shell. There's a bit of vanilla custard there as well. These flavors continue on the palate where the grain flavors reveal themselves a bit more. It's easy to drink with a gentle cinnamon bite to end the dram. Certainly something you could mix with, but don't overlook drinking it neat especially on a warm day. Good value."