130 Litre Peated Triple Distilled Malt 25PPM Pedro Ximenez Cask 63%

130 Litres

130 Litre Peated Triple Distilled Malt 25PPM Pedro Ximenez Cask

 

Ireland might not have had many peated whiskeys for a number of decades but with the main fuel source in Ireland going back centuries being turf it only seems natural that a number of Irish Whiskeys would have been peated in style. Already, there have been a number of peated single malts released from the Great Northern Distillery including our very own Celtic Cask Fiche A Cuig. Despite its youth, it's an excellent whiskey. In our opinion, young peated whiskey is better at masking its youth over unpeated equivalents. The malt used is 25ppm Phenol (lower than the 55PPM previously used at Great Northern), but this gets reduced by the Triple Distillation in the final spirit.

 

Triple Distilled Peated Single Malt Production

 

Great Northern Distillery source Irish barley which is malted in Ireland with the barley being dried by turf/peat smoke. The PPM level is 25 at this stage. The grains are wet milled, breaking open the grains to form a grist. Mashing is when this grist is mixed with hot water in the lauter tun which then turns the starch into a sugary liquid called wort. The wort is then converted into a beer-like liquid once yeast is added. The yeast converts the sugar into alcohol and it's now called wash. The wash is then triple distilled in Great Northern’s giant copper pot stills. The spirit is put into cask at 63% ABV and on this occasion will be casked in a first fill American Bourbon barrel.

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130 Litre Peated Triple Distilled Malt 25PPM Pedro Ximenez Cask 63%

130 Litre Peated Triple Distilled Malt 25PPM Pedro Ximenez Cask

 

Ireland might not have had many peated whiskeys for a number of decades but with the main fuel source in Ireland going back centuries being turf it only seems natural that a number of Irish Whiskeys would have been peated in style. Already, there have been a number of peated single malts released from the Great Northern Distillery including our very own Celtic Cask Fiche A Cuig. Despite its youth, it's an excellent whiskey. In our opinion, young peated whiskey is better at masking its youth over unpeated equivalents. The malt used is 25ppm Phenol (lower than the 55PPM previously used at Great Northern), but this gets reduced by the Triple Distillation in the final spirit.

 

Triple Distilled Peated Single Malt Production

 

Great Northern Distillery source Irish barley which is malted in Ireland with the barley being dried by turf/peat smoke. The PPM level is 25 at this stage. The grains are wet milled, breaking open the grains to form a grist. Mashing is when this grist is mixed with hot water in the lauter tun which then turns the starch into a sugary liquid called wort. The wort is then converted into a beer-like liquid once yeast is added. The yeast converts the sugar into alcohol and it's now called wash. The wash is then triple distilled in Great Northern’s giant copper pot stills. The spirit is put into cask at 63% ABV and on this occasion will be casked in a first fill American Bourbon barrel.

Fact Sheet
Distillery Great Northern Distillery
Fluid 130 Litres
Alcohol % 63%