In Memory of Oliver Hughes & Good Times in The Dingle Whiskey Bar
This whiskey is the dream of Oliver Hughes; Liam LaHart and Peter Mosley, sadly Oliver died two months before it legally became whiskey. The Dingle distillery is the first distillery of the twenty-first century and the first boutique distillery of this century. The true passion for this project can be seen in their distillery and the Dingle whiskey bar (which is in Dublin) but most importantly it can be seen in the sunshine elixir.
This whiskey fast became popular with shops having to limit bottles to two per customer. Many have never tasted a whiskey of this quality from such an early age of maturation. The quality is what excited many, giving the confidence that Dingle distillery has and will continue to create unique and beautiful whiskey.
This whiskey was bottled shortly after it became a legal whiskey, making it somewhat of an individual whiskey that upon release was uncommon. This has become a highly collectable whiskey and is named in our Top 10 Irish Whiskeys to collect.
Dingle Single Malt Batch No. 1 Tasting Notes
The Dingle Distillery released its first whiskey for market in November 2016. Distilled from distinctive, hand crafted copper pot stills and matured in Bourbon casks, two new whiskeys Dingle Whiskey (46.5%, 7,500 bottles) and Dingle Whiskey Cask Strength (60.7%, 500 bottles) were presented in bespoke bottles featuring a painting by Liam O’Neill, commemorating the 100th anniversary of the 1916 rising. Batch 1 had an aroma of vanilla, almonds and cereal sweetness. A clean flavour with sweet with notes of marzipan, vanilla and hay, finished with a pleasant dryness and hints of aniseed and liquorice. These are the official tasting notes, read ours below and let us know if you agree…
The nose is very fresh, with notes of blanched almonds, lemongrass and cereal with a touch of vanilla. It is quite different than most whiskeys as it is very young but that leads to a little intrigue.
The palate is fresh as the nose suggests if not more so. There are touches of freshly rolled dough, marzipan and hay with a lovely sweetness to the finish.
A young whiskey that is full of life. Dingle Batch 1 has a lovely warmth that represents itself in sweet lemon flavours. The floral sweetness has a slight hint of green apple. Medium in length, this unique Irish whiskey will leave you looking for more; our advice, if you see it buy it. You will not be disappointed.
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