Celtic Cask Aon 1996 Single Malt Irish Whiskey

70 cl

Celtic Cask Aon 1996 was distilled at Cooley Distillery and in 2010 was finished in an 80 year-old Palo Cortado Sherry cask from Bodegas Emilio Hidalgo. It is unchill-filtered & natural colour. Bottled at 46%.

 Distilled 31st October 1996 & bottled 3rd December 2012. Cask no.1 which is a coincidence. Rotation VR10/02. The malt whiskey was initially aged for 3 years in 2nd fill Bourbon casks and then moved to fresh Bourbon casks for the next 11 years. In July 2010, 3 of these casks were emptied to fill this fantastic 80 year-old sherry cask which was made from American oak.

The cask is from Bodegas Emilio Hidalgo, a small family winery founded in 1874 and located in the heart of Jerez de la Frontera. They have an international reputation for producing superb, elegant & refined sherry. Palo Cortado is a rare variety of sherry that is initially aged under flor (a film of yeast) to become a fino or amontillado, but inexplicably loses this veil of flor and begins ageing oxidatively as an oloroso. The result is a wine with some of the richness of oloroso and some of the crispness of amontillado. Only 1-2% of the grapes pressed for sherry develop into Palo Cortado. 711 bottles were filled from this cask.

  • €350.00
Celtic Cask Aon 1996 Single Malt Irish Whiskey

Celtic Cask Aon 1996 was distilled at Cooley Distillery and in 2010 was finished in an 80 year-old Palo Cortado Sherry cask from Bodegas Emilio Hidalgo. It is unchill-filtered & natural colour. Bottled at 46%.

 Distilled 31st October 1996 & bottled 3rd December 2012. Cask no.1 which is a coincidence. Rotation VR10/02. The malt whiskey was initially aged for 3 years in 2nd fill Bourbon casks and then moved to fresh Bourbon casks for the next 11 years. In July 2010, 3 of these casks were emptied to fill this fantastic 80 year-old sherry cask which was made from American oak.

The cask is from Bodegas Emilio Hidalgo, a small family winery founded in 1874 and located in the heart of Jerez de la Frontera. They have an international reputation for producing superb, elegant & refined sherry. Palo Cortado is a rare variety of sherry that is initially aged under flor (a film of yeast) to become a fino or amontillado, but inexplicably loses this veil of flor and begins ageing oxidatively as an oloroso. The result is a wine with some of the richness of oloroso and some of the crispness of amontillado. Only 1-2% of the grapes pressed for sherry develop into Palo Cortado. 711 bottles were filled from this cask.

Tasting Notes from Celtic Whiskey Shop and Wines on the Green
Nose On the nose there are aromas of sweet exotic fruits, roasted nuts, sultanas, baked apples, toasty oak and a touch of Demerara sugar.
Palate Incredible mouth-feel with a thick, viscous texture. Flavours of warm spices, toffee, creme caramel, baked fruits, sultanas, dates, chocolate brownies and walnuts.
Finish The finish is very smooth with more of the toffee and chocolate notes persisting towards the end.
Colour Pale bronze in colour with a slight reddish hue.
Fact Sheet
Bottling Date 2012
Distillery Cooley Distillery
Fluid 70 cl
Year of distillation 1996
Alcohol % 46%
Types of Barrel used for Aging Initially aged in fresh ex-bourbon casks followed by a finishing period in Palo Cortado sherry casks
Vintage 1996
Producer Celtic Whiskey Shop
Composition Single malt
Serving Suggestion
Serving Suggestion Enjoy Neat, or with just a little water

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