We grow our own barley on our family farm in the shadow of the Galley Head lighthouse. Centuries of sea mist, soft rain and ocean spray provide a complexity to the soil that permeates through to each individual grain. We source our water from a single well on our family farm. Remote and unspoilt, it is drawn from deep within the ancient rock formations, naturally filtered through multiple layers of sandstone and baryte, one of the hardest rocks known to mankind. Clonakilty Distillery founders the Scully family have farmed this coastal land for nine successive generations and over 320 years. “Our hearts feed our passion, that entrepreneurial spirit to innovate and create, born of a deep understanding of our natural surroundings”.
Clonakilty Port Cask Irish Whiskey is the first member of the Clonakilty Cask Series. We have used a premium Irish malt and 9 year old Irish grain. It was then gently cut and finished in Port Casks from The Douro Valley at our Atlantic Ocean warehouse.
NOSE: Fresh, sweet apples, ripe peaches and vanilla, creamy with a hint of wood character in the background.
PALATE: Very fruity with cherries, raisins and soft spices, some chilli and cardamom.
FINISH: Middle long with soft spice and a hint of chocolate.