Beautiful topaz/old gold color; some sediment spotted floating in the core. Out of the gate, the opening aroma is remarkably fruity and biscuity, almost like sugar cookies, yet there's also a yeasty / doughy quality that's fresh and vivid. It turns a little spicy and toasted that adds a pleasing aspects to the fruit and cookie batter scents. Entry taste is like buttered toasted wheat bread with cherry preserves and is consequently gently sweet in an old honey manner; the substantial mouth feel is delightful at mid palate, as are the rich oak and sap tastes that balance the honey element with grace. Concludes a bitter-sweet toasty finish. Spirit Journal - Highly Recommended
|Welcome to the home of traditional Irish whiskey. The Kilbeggan Distillery is the oldest licensed distillery in Ireland, retaining its license to distill whiskey on the same site and in the same buildings for over 256 years.
The distillery is situated on the banks of the River Brosna, with plenty of access to the three natural ingredients needed for whiskey distillation – water, grain and turf. In fact, we still use the water from River Brosna to make our whiskey today.
Dating back to 1757 a visit today lets you discover real artisanal Irish whiskey distilling at its finest. See for yourself the traditional method of mashing in oak mash tuns, fermenting in Oregon pine vats, and the new Kilbeggan malt spirit flowing from the 180 year old pot still.