Made from 100% Irish-grown barley, Single Farm Origin: Rathclogh Edition 1.1 was grown by Richard Raftice. The strategic importance of Ráthchloch (stone fort), on the old Kilkenny to Waterford road, was equally appreciated by the Vikings adjacent Danesfort. The striking vantage point looks over Richard Raftice’s low lying land of quick-drying, shallow gravel soils deposited by ancient glacier meltwater ensuring it is an early sowing/ripening terroir.
Cask composition: 31% first-fill US oak, 19% virgin US oak, 25% premium French oak and 25% Vin Doux Naturel (sweet fortified wines).
NOSE: Fields and barnyard, black pepper, hay that’s ready to be brought in, blackcurrant jam, warm vanilla, butterscotch, honeycomb, citrus zests.
PALATE: Sweet stewed apple, berry compote, pepper, mince pie, black cherries, coco chocolate.
FINISH: Has warmth with a gentle spice that lasts with some butterscotch.