December 16th, 7pm-9pm
Daddy-O will be featuring a tasting of Ardmore, Laphroaig 10-year, and Connemara Peated Irish Whiskey tonight.
Peated in the fine traditions of Ardmore, Ardmore Traditional Cask is a double-matured single malt whisky. First matured in typical ex-bourbon barrels, the spirit receives its second maturation in handmade quarter casks, similar to those used 200 years ago. Although labor and time intensive, the process of Quarter Cask maturation allows much greater contact between the maturing spirit and the oak of the cask. When combined with the full, but relatively light peating of Ardmore, this creates an extraordinary malt whisky that has a well-rounded flavor, a unique peat-smoke richness softened by a delicate sweetness.
The original Laphroaig, distilled the same way today as when Ian Hunter invented it over 75 years ago. In making Laphroaig, malted barley is dried over a peat fire. The smoke from this peat, found only on Islay, gives Laphroaig its particularly rich flavor. Those enjoying the 10 Year Old will first notice the bold, smoky taste, followed by a hint of seaweed and a surprising sweetness. This full-bodied variant is the foundation of all Laphroaig expressions and comes with a long finish.
Connemara Peated Irish Whiskey:
Connemara’s smooth sweet taste and complex peat flavors make it a truly unique Irish Whiskey. No other Irish Whiskey combines rich smoky tones with fruitiness and vanilla tones while retaining the traditional smoothness associated with Irish Whiskey.
Unlike most other Irish Whiskey, Connemara is double distilled in two small pot stills to ensure a whiskey full of robust flavor and character. It is then left to mature for many years in American oak casks. Connemara’s combination of young and old whiskey allows you to experience the rich malt and the fruit flavors that combine with the underlying vanilla tones and the deep, full-bodied peat.