Midleton Dair Ghaelach Bluebell Forest
Single Pot Still
Midleton // Ireland
This bottling marks the second edition of the Dair Ghaelach (Gaelic for "Irish Oak") series following the Grinsell's Wood collection. The wood used to create the Irish oak barrels used here hail from trees in the Bluebell Forest located on Castle Blunden Estate in Co. Kilkenny. Six 130 year-old trees were harvested in May 2015 and made into staves which air dried for 15 months. From these staves, 29 Irish oak hogshead casks were created and given a light toast. To create this release, single pot still whiskeys ranging in age from 12-23 years old which matured primarily in American oak ex-bourbon barrels were selected. This whiskey then finished aging in these virgin Irish oak hogsheads for a year and a half. The whiskey is non chill-filtered and its ABV ranges from 55.3-56.3%. The batch, tree, and bottle number will be listed on each bottle. Available beginning November 2017.
Single Pot StillProduced in Ireland from a mash of unmalted and malted barley (30% each required) from one distillery. Traditionally, it is distilled three times in a pot still. Up to 5% of other grains allowed. Must be aged for at least three years.
Cask Typeprimarily ex-bourbon, finished in virgin Irish oak