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

Average value

€ 59.90

5 × in wishlist

7 × member ratings

25 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for J.J. Corry The Gael CGW

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.40 points

  1. 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!

  2. 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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