Blended Whisky of the Month – May 2011
We have popped over the Irish Sea for this months blend.
Kilbeggan Finest Irish Blended Whiskey – 40% Alc/vol. 70cl
Kilbeggan Irish Whiskey and the Old Kilbeggan Distillery are part of Cooley Distillery, the only independent Irish-owned Whiskey Distillery. Cooley was established in 1987, the first Irish Whiskey Distillery to be setup in over 100 years.
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Owners – Cooley Distillery
The Kilbeggan Distillery and Locke’s Museum at the Kilbeggan Distillery is situated in the heart of Ireland on the Brosna River. It is in the small town of Kilbeggan in Co. Westmeath – make sure you get off the M6 motorway when travelling from/to Dublin-Galway . This old distillery, which had closed in 1954, is now once again distilling and maturing whiskey and is open to visitors all year round. Old Kilbeggan Distillery is the oldest licensed whiskey distillery in the world.
Jim had a fabulous trip to Ireland in June of 2010 and the highlight was a visit and some extra special tastings at Kilbeggan Distillery, see Jim’s blog for all the details.
Jim would recommend that our readers visit Kilbeggan’s website for all the information you will need and have a video tour of the distillery with Brian Quinn, the distillery manager.
Philip Giles who has been a guest taster on a few occasion’s and comes from Northern Ireland visited Jim recently and brought over a couple of Irish Whiskies and one of these was the Kilbeggan, so we now have another dram to add to our list for a future tasting.
This dram and other Irish Whiskies can be found in your local specialist Whisky shop and on-line by using the window below:
Kilbeggan Irish Whiskey has recently been given an big brother with the launch of our Kilbeggan 15 Year Old, which was released to mark the 250th anniversary of the Old Kilbeggan Distillery.