Kilbeggan Original Irish Whiskey

Kilbeggan Original Irish Whiskey

Kilbeggan Original

Irish Whiskey

The original Kilbeggan whiskey distillery ceased production in the 1950’s. At the time it was owned by the local Locke family. However, when the business passed to the two sisters Flo and Sweet who were the surviving members of the Locke whiskey dynasty, they decided to close and sell the company assets.

Eventually, the old distillery and the warehouse full of old stock was purchased in the 1990’s by the newly formed Cooley Whiskey company led by Dr. John Teeling. Dr Teeling subsequently sold Cooley Whiskey to the giant Japanese American multinational drinks company Beam Suntory. Today, the old distillery is an Irish Whiskey Museum and Irish Whiskey Visitor Centre. The reinvented Kilbeggan and Lockes Whiskey labels are now made in Cooley’s distillery near Dundalk however a small micro distillery with working pot still is still in daily use in the Kilbeggan and the old ware houses are also back in use by Cooley.

Today, Kilbeggan Original whiskey is made in the Cooley distillery as a blend of Cooley double distilled malt whiskey and grain whiskey. Kilbeggan Original is a gentle introduction to Irish Malt whiskey as the grain tones down the robust flavour that one would expect from a pure single malt Irish whiskey.

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Kilbeggan Original Whiskey Tasting Notes

  • Nose: Lovely warm honeyed nose.
  • Taste: The taste dominated by Cooley double distilled malt does not quite live up to the promise of the nose .
  • Finish: longish malty dominated finish.

Stuart Says

Kilbeggan is a good honest One Pooka malt and grain blended whiskey. I’m not a huge fan of Cooley malt myself. Maybe it’s the fact that it is only double distilled. There are smoother malt blends out there for the same money. But this is just my personal taste. Kilbeggan original as a One Pooka Whiskey is there to be explored. Try it and compare it with Bushmills original!

Kilbeggan Original Irish Whiskey Fact File

Brand Name: Cooley Distillery
Name: Kilbeggan Original Irish Whiskey
ABV: 40%
Age Statement: No Age Statement
Whiskey Type: Blend of Double Distilled Malt and Grain Irish Whiskey
Cask Type:
Pooka Scale: One on the Pooka Scale

One Pooka Bushmills Original Irish Whiskey
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