The Great Northern Distillery McConnell's 5 Years Sherry Cask Finish 42% NV
€ 44,89 (in Vat)
|Distillery||The Great Northern Distillery|
|Bottled for||J&J McConnell|
|Distilled date||Not Specified|
|Cask Type||Sherry Cask Finish|
|Cask Number||Bottlecode L22-002 034 12:47|
McConnell’s Irish Whisky was first established in Belfast
in 1776 and was a hugely successful brand for over
150 years. A series of industry changes and company
misfortunes including the introduction of prohibition in the
USA and a warehouse blaze in Dunbar Street, Belfast, saw
a decline in Irish whiskey and McConnell’s as a brand.
Now the brand is thriving again and the team at Belfast
Distillery Company are immersed in “Restoring The
Legend” - Brothers John and James McConnell would be
happy that the business they built in Belfast years ago, is
once more in excellent spirits.
McConnell’s Sherry Cask Finish is aged for 5 years in 1st
fill select Bourbon barrels. It is then finished in the finest
Oloroso Sherry Casks which bring out rich aromas of dried
figs, dark chocolate and lingering spice. Bottled at 46%
ABV, non-chill filtered.
WHAT ABOUT THE ‘E’?
In the 1800’s, some of Ireland’s distillers began to use the ‘e’ to
differentiate their ‘uisce beatha’ from their Celtic Whisky cousins across
the Irish Sea. Scotch had become a major player in the export market,
and some thought by adding the letter ‘e’ to the Irish category it would
make it stand out versus Scotch. McConnell’s Irish Whisky, founded in
1776, predates the change. As it was already such an iconic brand with
125 years of production, brothers’ James and John decided to keep with
tradition and never included the “e”. This is a tradition that the team at
Belfast Distillery Company have maintained.
Dried figs and currants followed by Christmas spices such as nutmeg
and cinnamon, dark chocolate, and a hint of fresh leather.
Demerara sugar, dark ripe cherries and black raspberry followed by
bitter dark chocolate shavings and rich red apples.
Lingering oak notes, with a hint of leather and subtle clove spice.