Celtic Cask “Ceathair” was matured in 1st fill Bourbon casks for 10 years. In December 2011 it was emptied into a Madeira cask from Vinhos Barbeito – A producer of exceptional quality Madeira.
It was bottled at just over 12 years old. This whiskey was distilled at Cooley Distillery, Co. Louth. It is unchill-filtered with no added colouring. Drawn from cask number 209-V11/10A. Just 377 bottles made.
We love the rich, Madeira character which works really well with the maltiness of the Cooley malt. One to take your time over!
~Nose: Highly complex aromas of beeswax, lemon, baked apples, fruit bread,and toffee with some spicy nuances of nutmeg and cinnamon.
~Palate: Initially quite dry on the palate then a wave of citrus, melon and tropical fruit flavours hits you. Highly complex fruit flavours including white grapes,ripe galia melon, sultanas, figs and lychees.
~Finish: The finish is more warming and spicy with some ginger and cinnamon spice along with some lip smacking tropical fruit.