Lambay Single Malt Finished in Cognac Casks
Lambay // Ireland
This Irish whiskey brand is a collaboration between Camus Cognac and the Baring Family's Revelstoke Trust. The brand launched in the US during the first quarter of 2018. Lambay shares its name with the island just off the coast of Dublin in the Irish Sea which the Baring Family has owned since 1904. This private island is also an animal sanctuary. This triple-distilled single malt uses Lambay Island Trinity Well water in its creation. It is finished in French oak cognac barrels which have been exposed to the sea air. Bottled at 40%, it is un-chillfiltered.
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 Typefinished in ex-cognac
"Chocolate fudge and vanilla frosting lead on the nose, with grape jelly, hay, and peanut brittle. The palate starts quite soft and watery, before revealing a cast of floral and herbal flavors, with more vanilla, and hay. The finish is short, with tannic oak, flashes of salt and black pepper, and the Cognac influence shining through, offset though by a lasting bitterness."