IRISH WHISKEY DRINKERS--HELP

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IRISH WHISKEY DRINKERS--HELP

Unread postby abcgroup » Thu Mar 08, 2007 12:57 pm

ANYONE KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT:

CLONTARF'S SINGLE MALT
CLONTARF'S BLACK LABEL
KNAPPOGUE CASTLE

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ANY THOUGHTS ABOUT THEM? ARE THEY WORTH GETTING? THERE'S A BUY ONE GET ONE DEAL THROUGH A FRIEND WHO'S A DISTRIBUTOR.

I KNOW I'M IN THE WRONG FORUM BUT YOU GENTS TEND TO READ THIS ONE FIRST.
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Unread postby Mike » Sun Mar 11, 2007 1:23 pm

abc, I have had Knappogue Castle Irish whiskey and found it to be quite good. As I recall, it has a fruity taste. I recommend that you try it and pass along your thoughts on it.
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Unread postby abcgroup » Sun Mar 11, 2007 8:28 pm

Knappogue Castle--so i got all 3 bottles.

This stuff is great...it's like any other Irish Whiskey I've had. Most of the Irish are either too smooth or too sweet for me. This has a great balance b/t fruity characteristics and a nice dry drink. It honestly reminds me of some single malt scotch's.

It's very light in color but had a good body to it.

Mike...get this, a friend of mine works for a distributor now. I can send you the price list if you want. we can many a good spirit at the same cost a bar would pay.
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Re: IRISH WHISKEY DRINKERS--HELP

Unread postby Martian » Sat Aug 02, 2008 12:15 pm

Clontarf Single Malt is the freshest and crispiest Irish I have ever tried.
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Re: IRISH WHISKEY DRINKERS--HELP

Unread postby gillmang » Sat Sep 06, 2008 3:25 am

They are made by Cooley, Ireland's relatively small independent. The single malt is an all-barley malt, triple-distilled whiskey, not peated as I recall (similar to a Lowlands type). One of the other two is, as I recall, a blend of this malt and Cooley's grain whiskey and the other is all-grain whiskey (whiskey distilled to a high proof which strips out a lot of the cereals/congeneric taste and is aged in wood like the malt is and ends up being much like Canadian whisky to my palate). I like these whiskies but do not find them exceptional in any way. Of all the whiskeys discussed on this board recently from Ireland, the Jameson and Green Spot whiskeys are to my taste the most distintively Irish. Cooley is a quality producer though, no question.

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