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Glendalough Burgundy Cask Finish

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Glendalough Calvados XO Cask Finish

The aromatic Glendalough Calvados XO Cask Finish is aged for three years...
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To this day it is still disputed whether whisky was invented in Scotland or Ireland. In Scotland, whisky is already mentioned in writing in 1494. Ireland, on the other hand, is proven to have the oldest licensed distillery called "Bushmills". King James I granted it a licence to distil whisky in 1608.

In 1661 a tax on whisky was introduced in Ireland, which resulted in most distilleries now producing black. This regulation was only adapted again 162 years later. A major grain shortage in the 1840s drove many rural distilleries in Ireland to ruin. Also in the following decades the pressure on Irish producers increased. Therefore, in the 1960s, the producers Jameson, Powers and Cork Destlillers joined together to form the IDG (Irish Distillers Group). In 1973 the traditional distillery Bushmills joined the IDG as the last independent distillery.

Irish whisky is traditionally characterised by its mild taste. Oats are usually used instead of corn in its production. It is distilled three times and then aged in oak barrels for at least 3 years. It is marketed as Blended or Malt Irish Whiskey.

By the way, the correct spelling for whisky from Ireland is whiskey. This makes it easy to distinguish it from whisky from Scotland.
 
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