2017 Three Year Old Triple Distilled Single Pot Still Cask Great Northern Distillery


 

This cask has now been matured long enough to be now called Whiskey. However, it is still young and we would recommend keeping in cask a further 7+ years to reach maturity.

 

Triple distilled whiskey is what Ireland has become most famous for but it’s triple distilled single pot still that is unique. Single Pot Still spirit is made by using a combination of malted and unmalted barley. Other cereals can be added but in this occasion it is a mix of the two types of barley. The unmalted barley gives the spirit it’s oily & spicy character. The triple distillation gives a mellow more fragrant character.

You could say that Single Pot Still Whiskey was an early tax avoidance scheme. A tax was introduced in 1785 on the use of malted barley, so by using 50% unmalted barley the tax bill was dramatically reduced. Although this tax was later repealed, the popularity of the style remains to this day. Great Northern Distillery source Irish barley some of which is malted in Ireland. 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 its now called wash. The wash is then triple distilled in Great Northern’s giant copper pot stills. The spirit was put into cask at 63% abv and in this occasion was casked in a first fill American Bourbon barrel.

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New In 2017 Three Year Old Triple Distilled Single Pot Still Cask Great Northern Distillery

 

This cask has now been matured long enough to be now called Whiskey. However, it is still young and we would recommend keeping in cask a further 7+ years to reach maturity.

 

Triple distilled whiskey is what Ireland has become most famous for but it’s triple distilled single pot still that is unique. Single Pot Still spirit is made by using a combination of malted and unmalted barley. Other cereals can be added but in this occasion it is a mix of the two types of barley. The unmalted barley gives the spirit it’s oily & spicy character. The triple distillation gives a mellow more fragrant character.

You could say that Single Pot Still Whiskey was an early tax avoidance scheme. A tax was introduced in 1785 on the use of malted barley, so by using 50% unmalted barley the tax bill was dramatically reduced. Although this tax was later repealed, the popularity of the style remains to this day. Great Northern Distillery source Irish barley some of which is malted in Ireland. 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 its now called wash. The wash is then triple distilled in Great Northern’s giant copper pot stills. The spirit was put into cask at 63% abv and in this occasion was casked in a first fill American Bourbon barrel.

Tasting Notes from Celtic Whiskey Shop and Wines on the Green
Nose A good fruity signature with aromas of almonds, plum jam, hazelnut paste, linseeds, apricots, apples and pears.
Palate Soft, mouth-filling and already showing some maturity. Flavours of morello cherries, amaretto, almonds, plums and damsons.
Finish Red fruits and a gentle touch of spice.

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