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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
- 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.
- 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!
- 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.
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!
- 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.