Wednesday 26 November 2008

The final whiskeys of 2008

Update Thursday, Nov 27: The Connemara is now available in the Celtic Whiskey Shop (thanks, Michael!). It's €84.99, 46%, non-chill filtered, distilled in 1995 and bottled last month. It also gets an early thumbs up from brockagh in the comments below.

It's late November but the year ain't over yet. We are still waiting for the final two releases of 2008.

One is the cask strength version of The Irishman 70 that I wrote about back in June. The Irishman 70 is a unique combination of malt and pure pot still whiskeys. The Cask Strength, bottled at 56% ABV, will be a vintage release of no more than 1,400 bottles.

I'm told it will be in Dublin airport in two weeks' time, and it should appear in the Celtic Whiskey Shop in the week before Christmas. One for the last minute gift buyers then!

The other whiskey is the single cask Sherried Connemara. This will be a once off release but there is a good chance we will see a non-single cask limited edition Sherried Connemara next year.

There has been some hold-up with the labels for the Connemara but Cooley still hopes we will see it before Christmas.