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The Glendalough Distillery was set up by five friends from Wicklow and Dublin with a deep passion for reviving the heritage of craft distilling in Ireland. In the 18th & 19th centuries there were over 200 licensed distilleries in Ireland and along with countless unlicensed ones produced diverse styles of poitín, whiskey, gin and even absinthe. Until recently that dropped to a small handful. Glendalough Distillery is now part of a revival of this heritage. The idea behind Glendalough Distillery is to make innovative spirits while staying true to the tradition and heritage of our ancestors. Initially we started with the first ever spirit, poitín and since then have moved to whiskey and most recently the release of our seasonal, wild botanical gins.
GLENDALOUGH SINGLE MALTS
Our single malts go back to the source of what made Irish Whiskey great. Known as “the champagne of whiskey” it is crafted using age-old traditional methods to create a style of whiskey that once ruled the world.
Made from 100% malted Irish barley, our single malt spent years in first fill, Wild Turkey, American Bourbon oak casks – mellowing and deepening flavour. The maritime climate on the east coast of Ireland provides perfect aging conditions for our whiskey.
We carefully select a small number of these casks that best represent the full, rounded and smooth flavour of an Irish single malt. The whiskey is then cut to 46% with Wicklow mountain water. Keeping it at or above 46% means we can avoid chill filtering and stay true to a taste and character of whiskey that was sipped a century ago in the heyday of Irish single malt.
Today, there are two types of Irish whiskey in the world. One that’s drank in a rush under neon lights and another for those who know better. Welcome to the latter.