Killowen - BWW 2021 Exclusive Bottling - 11 Year Old - Btl 036 - Single Malt - 54.3% abv - 50mlRegular price €26.00
This Tiny Tipple is from bottle number 036 of 301.
***This Tiny Tipple does not come with glasses, photo for image reasons only***
This 11-year-old single malt is finished in a delicious port cask originating from Northern Douro. The cask itself was rich with grape residue from a previous lifetime and wood stained heavily by a rich port, even after thorough rinsing. It is 227 litre cask that was only filled to about two thirds its’ volume, after plenty of sampling and a healthy allocation to last years Whiskey Week, the yield only amounts to 301 bottles at 54.3%.
18 months resting in this cask has seen a few different versions come to the fore. During Belfast Whiskey Week 2020, the Killowen box offered an interim view at this cask, at this time, the whiskey itself tasted like a generous mouthful of skittles, while still beautiful, it created a fear that the cask would become overpowered by these fruity notes. Thankfully the drier spicy notes offered by the European wood have instead, balanced the overall pallet and the richness of the cask residue, has provided even more body. This is an expression of Irish single malt that does not yet exist, if the right whiskey producers made more of this, we would buy as much as possible just for drinking.
A loving rush of red glace cherries, normally used for baking along with a healthy dose of almond paste. Almost like a cherry bakewell but without the pastry. There are also distinctive notes of vanilla essence and surprisingly floral geranium plant.
Initially there are Skittles sweets on the fore but these are quickly balanced by much healthy doses of hazelnuts, clove and figs. There is a surprising yet welcoming solvent note similar to nail varnish. All of this served with a little scoop of ethereal blackberry sorbet.
An obvious whack of parma violets but alongside some meaty notes of pulled slow-cooked ham or even bacon. The berry fruits are now gone, that’s why I'm pouring another one, and I bet you will too.
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All TinyTipples come in a standard 50ml, hand filled wax sealed bottle.