Next Months Malt: Clontarf Single Malt
Our second foray into the Emerald Isle, this month we will be sampling a lovely irish single malt by the Clontarf distillery.
Inspired by Brian Boru's legendary victory at the Battle of Clontarf in 1014 AD, Clontarf is a truly unique Irish whiskey. Distilled in Ireland using the finest grain and pure Irish spring water, the whiskey is aged with care in bourbon barrels and gently filtered through Altlantic Irish oak charcoal to achieve a wonderful mellowness. Time honoured and traditional techniques produce the finest quality charcoal from Irish oak grown on the rugged Atlantic coast of South West Ireland. In a slow and delicate process the smouldering embers finally produce a charcoal so fine that filtration produces a mellow Irish whiskey of supreme quality and smoothness.
This is quite a unique whisky which is not readily available in Australia, so it is a great opportunity to try a lesser known single malt.
Colour: Light, mellow yellow.
Nose: Sharp, grassy maltiness and a touch salty. Full of character.
Taste: Ultra malty start, rich textured and mouthwateringly in the Clontarf style.
Finish: Varying shades of malt, then a late oaky complexity.
Comments: A deceptively distinguished malt that offers more complexity than first meets the eye.
Members price this month is just $74.99. ENJOY!
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