GSN Review: Dingle Batch No. 4 Irish WhiskeyEdit Post
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The Dingle Whiskey Distillery was crafted and conceived by three independent spirits: Oliver Hughes; Liam LaHart and Peter Mosley. Oliver, Liam and Peter are the people behind Porterhouse Brewing Company; one of the pioneers of craft brewing in Ireland in 1996. Craft beer in Ireland in the mid-1990s was not appealing to the masses. The idea was radical to some, simply mad to the rest. The refined pallets of the then youthful Oliver, Liam and Peter had seen a love for beer. As their palates became more and more experienced, their attention turned to whiskey.
This gave the three guys another idea; an artisan distillery. Could it work? Distillation in Ireland was controlled by three major brands. How would a small, independent distillery fit into the mix? In 1996, Oliver and Liam had the stomach to take on the challenge of the big boys; to do something different.
The Dingle Whiskey Distillery came into being in the cold winter of 2012. Ireland was beginning to come out of the greatest recession in many people’s memory. However unbeknownst to many, the most significant event in the Irish whiskey industry in decades was happening in a tin shed in the town of Dingle, Co. Kerry. Witnessed by few, the first Dingle Whiskey Casks were filled on the 18th December 2012. Three years and a day later on the 19th December 2015, one cask, Cask No. 2 was released.
Four years later in 2019, a marriage of Bourbon, Sherry and Port casks simply named Cask No. 4 was released.
Dingle Batch 4 Irish Whiskey (93 proof)
Visual: Light gold.
Nose: Lots of high notes with some caramel, wood stave, and a light berry fruit edge. Clean and approachable.
Taste: Rich malt base with some slight rye-like spice. The triple cask aging has transformed most of the typical Irish flavors into something more like a soft American single malt.
Finish: Medium long with some of the port taste lingering.
Overall: Quite tasty and intensely flavored. There’s a lot going on here in a unique expression.
GSN Rating: A-
For more information go to: Dingle Distillery