Glendalough 25 year old Irish Oak-Finished, 46%

Price: $499 Issue: Spring 2020 Reviewer: Jonny McCormick

Taking a leaf from other successful virgin Irish oak finishes, Glendalough is the first to deploy this powerful tool on aged Irish single malt. Dark gold with complex aromas: treacle, toffee apple, walnut shells, new leather boots, hints of blackcurrant, bramble, prune, whole spices, and roasted meat juices. Sour plum, 100% cacao, peppercorn, cassis, and slight bitter tannic notes, becoming liqueur-like with dark toffee and roasted nuts. (750 bottles for U.S.)