Greenore 8 Year Old Irish Whiskey

Greenore 8 Year Old Irish Whiskey

Greenore 8 Year Old

Irish Whiskey

Until the arrival of Teeling, who were the original creators of the Greenore brand, this was the only single grain Irish whiskey brand. Grain whiskey is made in a quite different way to malt or pot still whiskeys, which as the name implies are made in the round copper pot stills that one normally pictures when thinking about a Scotch whisky or Irish whiskey distillery. Up until the 1820’s all whiskey was made in pot stills. Pot stills are quite labour intensive as which from the first distillation must be physically transferred to the second third pot still to complete the process. In addition to this, the distillation must be separated into heads, runs and tails before and after each cycle again adding to the work load and complexity of the process. Then in 1830, along came an Irish inventor by the name of Aeneas Coffey who invented a column or continuous still which allowed the beer or wash to be fed in one end of the tall double cylindrical still and double distilled whiskey spirit to come out of the other end in a continuous stream. Aeneas couldn’t persuade his fellow Irish distillers to adopt his invention but he had great success in Scotland where it was universally accepted as the most efficient way to make the lighter grain spirit used to blend with and tone down the more robust flavours of neat pot still and malt spirit. Today, Grain whiskey is a major component of nearly all the well know Irish Whiskey blends. A single grain whiskey, means that the spirit comes from a single distillery. Often two or more grains are involved in making single grain whiskey, one of which must be barley. Grain spirit is lighter in flavour and harsher than pot still and malt. Therefore the only way to get some character into grain whisky is through maturation in good quality cask and lots and lots of time.

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Greenore 8 Year Old Irish Whiskey

Greenore 8 Year Old Irish Whiskey Tasting Notes

  • Nose: Strong honeyed nose with some faint oak
  • Taste:Honey with a crackle of spice at the back of the throat.
  • Finish: Lingering Honey after taste with some dry wood tanins.

Stuart Says

Greenore 8 year old is an example of how to get grain whiskey right. No fancy tricks, just good, solid, old fashioned maturation in decent casks for a long time. The strong honey flavours carry through from nose to palette to finish. It must be from the high sugar content of the maize bourbon casks. It just shows how important a component maturation is in grain whiskey if you want good flavour and complexity. No fancy stuff, just good old fashioned whiskey making!

Greenore 8 Year Old Irish Whiskey Fact File

Brand Name: Cooley
Name: Greenore
ABV: 40%
Age Statement: 8 Year Old
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Whiskey Type: Single Grain Irish Whiskey
Cask Type: Ex Bourbon Casks
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This super little Cooley miniature whiskey gift pack collection is a great way to run your own private Cooley Whiskey Tasting Session with Greenore, Connemara, Tyrconnell and Kilbeggan. It comes in a beautiful magnetic clasped presentation box complete with tasting notes.


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Greenore 8 Year Old Single Grain Irish Whiskey