This chapter of the Midleton Dair Ghaelach story takes us to the beautiful and ancient Vale of Clara, where the Knockrath estate lies hidden amidst the dramatic landscape of mountains and lakes.
The Brabazon family have watched over the forests here since the sixteenth century, and continue to manage the trees from one season to the next.
Sustainably managing oak woods in this way over the centuries has meant that Knockrath estate became one of the first sites where the iconic Great Spotted Woodpeckerset up residence on its recent return to Ireland, following years in exile.
Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey
Pot still spices are accentuated by the Irish oak contribution, adding waves of toasted wood with hints of vanilla and roasted coffee, layered over fresh fruit which evolves from orchard fruits to tropical notes.
Classic pot still spices give a luscious texture to the fore, while the influence of the Irish oak adds a medley of sweet notes including chocolate and honeycomb.
Remarkably long finish with fruit and spices fading to allow the Irish Oak have the final say.