This limited release from Glendalough is a grain whisky matured in bourbon barrels, then transferred for 6 months in ex-Oloroso sherry casks and lastly finished in Maderia butts. Only six Madeira casks are available for the Triple Barrel expression, with each batch limited to 156 bottles. This is barrel 3, batch 5, bottled on 25 May 2017 in recognition of winning Best Irish Single Grain. Bottled at 43%.
Nose: Sultanas, exotic fruit, mango and pineapple with a touch orange zest and marmalade. A light, inviting nose.
Palate: Complex but light and lively. Cooked fruit, raisins, dark cherry and plum notes. Vanilla and sweet grains with a slight peppercorn spice.
Finish: Clean and balanced with dark stone fruits, spice and a light earthiness.