Thursday, 4 March 2010

Locke's Irish Whiskey 8 year old Single Malt 40%, 70cl

The Kilbeggan Distillery is located in the midlands of Ireland and is over 250 year old . 

John Locke acquired the distillery that is situated on the banks of the river Brusna or Brosna in 1843.

Lockes Irish Whiskey is named after one of the previous owners of the Old Kilbeggan Distillery.

In April 1952 the Irish government raised the spirit duty from £6.85 to £8.80 a proof gallon considerably cutting demand. By the November of 1953 Locke’s could not afford the duty to release the whisky from bond for the Christmas period and distilling ceased.

In 2007, after refurbishment, the stills where fired up again and the distillery is back in production

Lockes Single Malt Irish Whiskey Tasting notes..

Nose – Very aromatic nose bulging with big fruit-barley character.

Taste – The barley is big and succulent. There is a copper-tanginess followed by a dry fruity flavour.

Finish – The malt is nothing short of enormous with a tangy character, vanilla essence and peaty finish.

2008 IWSC Gold & Best in Class
2007 IWSC Gold & Best in Class

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