Tyrconnell is distilled at the award winning Cooley Distillery, the single driving force behind the Irish Single Malt evolution. Most Irish Malts are blended into Whiskeys thus it is rare to find an Irish Malt in its pure form. Single Irish Malts are more complex in character than their blended cousins due to their rich malty flavours, absence of overt smokey characteristics and their smoothness. The absence of smoke in the malting process ensures that the clean taste of the malt and barley shine through in the final, Tyrconnell Single Malt Whiskey.
The Tyrconnell's principal ingredients are the finest Irish barley and pure spring water. Barley is steeped in water to germinate, as starches are gradually converted into natural sugars. After a fortnight the green malt is transferred to the kiln for drying. The heat halts the growth and the barley is ready for mashing, milled with hot water into a wort where starches are converted to sugar. Yeast is added and fermentation begins, feeding on the sugars to produce alcohol. Distilled through a traditional copper pot, smaller stills with larger necks yield refined Whiskeys as is the case with Tyrconnell. It is during maturation that the whiskey becomes smoother, more flavoursome, and draws its golden colour from the cask
Golden yellow colour. Full and fruity aroma with a citrus/ spiciness taste. A well structured bouquet with honey notes hanging from the nose. A tang of oranges and lemons, a strong malt presence that balances well with the oily sweetness. A satisfying finish while the sensuous soft fruits and honey of the middle palate defer to the rising malt characters, long and lingering