Monday, March 10, 2014

Michael Collins Single Malt Irish Whiskey

Named after Michael John ("Mick") Collins, an Irish revolutionary leader [ among many other things including: Director of Intelligence for the IRA, he was Chairman of both the Provisional Government and Commander-in-chief of the National Army, while serving as President of the Irish Republican Brotherhood.] Who was shot and killed during the Irish Civil War; Michael Collins was and is a hero on many levels to the people of Ireland. Michael Collins Single Malt Whiskey, like its namesake, is different compared to its peers: it is double distilled (most Irish is triple) in pot stills from 100% malted barley (most Irish Whiskeys are blends), some of which is dried over peat fires (MOST Irish Whiskeys are COMPLETELY Un-Peated). This is a very different Irish Whiskey. At first sniff you are greeted with aromas of dark chocolate, fresh cut lumber- sandalwood, and hibiscus. To taste, it is intricate in maltiness - light, even, and fresh- very friendly. The finish is where it shines: hints of chocolate re-emerge and a light smokiness with clean malt flavors that linger showing light spiciness and oak notes that gracefully fade.

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