Friday, Mar 30, 2018 6:00p -
661 Assembly Row
Somerville, MA 02145
Alcohol, Date Idea, Food
Glendalough Distillery's newest whiskeys take center stage at River Bar during their "Cocktail Takeover" on March 30th. Sip on several signature drinks featuring this award-winning Irish whiskey.
Glendalough Distillery, Ireland’s first craft distillery, recently announced that their globally awarded Double Barrel Irish Whiskey, 7yr Old and 13yr Old Single Malts, now feature new, revamped packaging. Additionally, the craft specialists behind Glendalough Distillery have focused on perfecting the aging and finishing of its whiskeys through a distinctive wood program, exploring the breed of oak and predecessor liquid that would best accentuate each of the whiskeys’ flavors. As a result, the whiskeys are matured in bourbon barrels before being uniquely finished in a second, very different cask.
The Double Barrel Irish Whiskey gains its sweet, smooth vanilla notes from three years in bourbon barrels before being transferred to 500 liter Oloroso casks from Montilla, for up to a year, where it becomes steeped in rich, dark, fruity and floral flavors (raisins, sultanas, fig, candied peel, cinnamon and nutmeg) with a nutty, complex finish.
The 7 Year Old Single Malt gets its flavor from Dublin’s Black Pitts Porter craft beer barrels, the deep, dark flavors of chocolate malt and roasted barley give the whiskey its cocoa, toffee and dark-chocolate-orange notes.
The 13 Year Old Single Malt is the first and only Irish whiskey that uses Japanese Mizunara oak. Extremely rare and expensive, the oak is found in the forests of Hokkaido; its high levels of vanillins pack a punch, with exquisite sandalwood flavors, layered with honey, and citrusy notes for a distinctly unique tasting whiskey.