Replay: Club Tasting – W.D. O’Connell Single Pot Still Whiskeys

November 27, 2023

The Tasting

Join Barry Chandler and W.D. O'Connell Whiskey Merchants founder, Daithi O'Connell for a tasting of our newest Whiskey Club releases. This is a chance to dive deeper into the journey of these two unique whiskeys, hearing about their path to the bottle, the decisions made to arrive at the flavor profiles and learn more about Daithi O'Connell's work as a whiskey merchant. 

**Replay now available below**

The Whiskeys

Single Pot Still Amontillado Sherry Cask Finish
Only small quantities of Amontillado Sherry are produced making it a rarity in the world of whiskey. Amontillado is lighter than an Oloroso Sherry in flavor yet this whiskey yields wonderful clove spice notes together with dark dried fruits and almonds, luscious pot still texture and a medium dry finish.
Style: Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey
Age: 5yrs
Distillation: Triple distilled
Maturation: 3 years in an ex-bourbon barrel and 2 years in an Amontillado Sherry Cask
Bottled at: 57%
Single Pot Still Bill Phil Peated Cask Finish
Bill Phil was the first triple distilled peated single malt released in Ireland in a century when launched onto the market to great acclaim in 2018. Daithi has taken one of his ex-Bill Phil casks and filled it with a fantastic single pot still whiskey from Great Northern Distillery, resulting in a whiskey that has been kissed by a wisp of smoke, adding a wonderfully meaty note that in no way resembles a directly peated whiskey but instead feels more like a sweet, ginger and lemon spiced pot still whiskey that has been walked through a room where the embers of a fire exude a lovely end-of-night aroma. Suitable for non-peated whiskey drinkers!
Style: Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey
Age: 5yrs
Distillation: Triple distilled
Maturation: 3 years in an ex-bourbon barrel and 2 years in an ex-Bill Phil Peated Single Malt barrel (ex-bourbon)
Bottled at: 59%




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