Originally the distillery operated under the name Sliabh Liag Distillery, now the name was obviously changed to “Sliabh Liag Distillers” and the company's own distillery, which is currently under construction, called “Ardara Distillery”, will soon be producing single malt and peated (!) Single Pot Still Whiskey is to start is in the crowdfunding phase. They also hold the “An Dúlamán Gin Distillery”.
If I had to give a tip where the peated Irish whiskey for this blend comes from, it would be the Great Northern Distillery with its unbelievable range of different varieties and its very high output.
The Silkie The Legendary Dark is an amazingly good blend with a great balance of the respective components: Neither the peated single malt nor the grain whiskey are too dominant. At 46% he has enough strength not to just hang around on his tongue for a moment. Very promising!
And here is another statement from the distillery owner regarding the content: “15% double distilled single malt bourbon cask, 15% heavily peated (55ppm) triple distilled single malt Sherry cask, 70% grain whiskey (maize) virgin oak, no chill filter, natural color . I source all the whiskeys from @GNDistillery. "
Pleasant and clearly recognizable smoke note, which actually tends more towards peat with a high proportion of heather and other wild herbs than towards woody and heavy peat.
Caramel, toffee, almonds, marzipan. Appears soft and creamy, but the smoky note ensures that the nose does not drift into the overly pleasant and shallow. Ritter Sport whole milk, milk coffee.
Immediately strong and full-bodied on the tongue, dry. Nice chocolate notes, toffee, caramel, marzipan and an extra portion of almonds. The smoky note brings a varied spice with it, goes well with the chocolate and caramel notes. Although emphatically dry, you can see a creamy burst of milk coffee and hot cocoa every now and then.
Medium long and dry, chocolate-sweet, caramel-like. Honey notes still pull through, some malt shows up, spicy smoke remains until the end.