O'Begley Young Single Malt
American Single Malt
O'Begley Distillery // New York, USA
O'Begley produces Irish-style whiskeys in Pittsford, New York. Their first single malt release was barreled in September 2014, packaged in 375 ml bottles, intended as a preview of a future, longer-aged release.
American Single MaltMade in the USA from 100% malted barley. Distilled at one distillery. Matured in oak casks no larger than 700L. Distilled to no higher than 160 proof (80% ABV). Bottled at 80 proof (40% ABV) or higher. (This is the proposed Standard of Identity by the American Single Malt Whiskey Commission.)
"Bottled at 123.6 proof and first put in barrel in late 2014, this single malt is certainly not for the faint of heart. Barley and alcohol dominate the nose, while the high proof numbs the palate and leaves a lingering finish of vanilla and grain. As a preview of what it is to come with further ageing, the whiskey shows promise. At its current young age and high proof, its appeal will be mainly for those curious to try a single malt in its early days."