Tyrconnell 10 year old Sherry Finish Irish Single Malt, is a double-distilled Single Malt from the Cooley Distillery in Co.Louth, now operating as the Kilbeggan Distilling Company. The brand was originally founded by Andrew A.Watt & Co in the 1900's, named after a horse which came in at 100-1.
The brand was then rejuvenated by John Teeling during his days in The Cooley Distillery, eventually releasing 3 cask finishes. This expression was iniatially aged in ex-bourbon casks, and finished in ex-sherry casks, a fortified wine from the Jerez region of Spain.
The sherry finish is evident from the on-set, extremely rich aromas, varying from dried fruit, to leather, to chocolate and raisin with lots of oak. All which you would expext from a sherry matured whiskey.
On the palate, this double-distilled malt shines through, with it's full spicy palate, exceptional layers of rich fruit, while retaining that warm maltiness that the Tyrconnell range is know for. The finish is fresh, long and full of flavour.