Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Chapel Gate Whiskey (CGW)
Bottling serie
Autumn 2019
ex-Bourbon + ex-Sherry
Batch 2
Number of bottles
46.0 % Vol.
500 ml 700 ml
Added on
13 Feb 2020 1:12 pm by whisky313

Average value

€ 90.65

9 × in wishlist

20 × member ratings

38 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for J.J. Corry The Gael CGW

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.50 points

  1. Chicagoexpat scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Just as good as the first version, a step above and a pleasure to drink. As mentioned already, a label full of information which every bottler should have the integrity to provide.

  2. MetalWarrior scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    A characterful whiskey; elderflower fragrance and taste dominates; otherwise rounded, well balanced; not feinty / not stomach aggravating.

    Also an integrity bottling with so much information available. Well done!

  3. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    It has the typical fruitiness that many Irish people have. Additional grain notes. Then there is a nice sweetness in the mouth. The wood is now also noticeable. In the finish there is then a moderate bitterness.

    A solid whiskey. It's good to drink. But I don't need a large bottle.

  4. yggr scored this whisky 86 points Specialist

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  5. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur


    N: This starts on soft grainy fruity gingery grasses into light cocoa powder [perhaps] at first, but moving far closer to Caramac later on. [Caramac is, according to wiki: ‘condensed milk, butter, various flavourings, and sugar’. We’ve barley sugar too, the grain certainly talking, but the predominant malt content makes sure everything about this blend is in check.

    T: Typically the other way around, this distillate-forward blend tells us that a 60/40 malt/grain ratio is the right way to go. What this culminates in is a grassy-waxy barley floral tropical fruit and gingery chewiness.

    F: ‘Straight from the grain’ says Louise, who remarks that the finish is really long because of it. True that.

    C: Excellent blended whisky, a must for grain fans and whisk[e]y fans alike. Like with batch #1, ‘you can’t spot the seams’.

    I pose a question: ‘Would Louise consider releasing a single cask bottling, if she found an exceptional cask in the library? Yes, is the answer and indeed Chapel Gate already did that with a 1991 vintage titled ‘The Chosen’ [WB] currently priced at £4990 at biwine!

  6. whisky313 did not rate this whisky Specialist

    JJ Corry, The Gael is a blended Irish whiskey and consists of:
    4% 28 years old single malt - ex sherry hogshead
    30% 13 years old single malt
    26% 17 years old single malt
    40% 9 years old single grain

    - not cool filtered
    - no dye
    - Batch 2 filled 2800 bottles with 46%

    JJ Corry was born in the community of Cooraclare, where the Chapel Gate is today. There, until his death in 1932, he had bonded & blinded & sold whiskey in his pub / shop on Henry Street.

    "The Chapel Gate Irish Whiskey Company" is an Irish whiskey bonder. The whiskey is currently maturing in a rack warehouse on a McGuane Family farm in Cooraclare, Co. Clare, Ireland.


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