Killowen The Dalriadan Part 2 of 2 is a celebration of different, but heavily related whiskey traditions and dare we say, when merged, a beautiful fusion is created, both whiskeys originate safely within the boundaries of what was once, a vibrant sea faring nation, so here’s Slánte to the past, or next 1400 years.
60% Double distilled Peated Malt, originating in Caol Ila Distillery, aged completely in Ex – Bourbon Hoggs head and 40% 11-year-old Malt from County Antrim, finished for three years in Oloroso Butts. This blend was also finished 10 months in both PX sherry casks and Killowen Dark Rum.
Limited to 304 bottles
NOSE: Treacle, Fruit Salad Sweets at the start, then with apricot, Lemon and Pineapple coming to the fore, not forgetting the Atlantic turf fire in the background with coconut & Christmas pudding mix before baking.
PALATE: The same as the last time Crumbly Wensleydale, that wensleydale you get with fruit, maybe bits of dried apricot, lemon and figs. Ahh that loving turf note that we all know.
FINISH: This just keeps coming, turf, figs, dates & Christmas pudding. lots of cigar leaf but there seems to be a real lathery texture among that deep peaty smoke with very light citrus notes and even coconut flakes.