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    Concannon Irish Whiskey

    Has anyone tried the new Concannon Irish Whiskey? It is produced at Cooley I believe and finished in wine barrels from the Concannon Californian winery. I am trying my first pour right now. I am horrible at tasting notes but I do detect berries/fruit. Not bad at all. I am not sure it will displace my favorites but for $25 it is not a bad buy.

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    Re: Concannon Irish Whiskey

    I have not had it. Do you think the wine is too dominant? For example, I like many of the sherried Scotch malts and the best provide the notes..nutty, sweet without dominating the whisky.

    http://www.concannonvineyard.com/int...-irish-whiskey

    Aged in both wine and ex bourbon barrels.
    Last edited by Jono; 04-04-2012 at 21:27.

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    Re: Concannon Irish Whiskey

    I bought a couple of bottles of this last month after the store owner gave me a taste to see what I thought of it. His opinion was that it was a pretty decent whiskey for the price (he's selling it for $14.99), and I have to agree. Concannon claims to use both small bourbon casks and their own wine barrels for a minimum of 4 yrs. I find it light, refreshing and very smooth. While the wine is definately there, it's not over-powering.

    I don't drink very much Irish whiskey, but for something different, this is a nice value pour IMO.

    Gary
    "Bottom line: sometimes things work out this way in life. It doesn't matter how well you've planned; you're just f**ked, and that's that" - The Boss

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    Re: Concannon Irish Whiskey

    I don't think the wine overpowers the whiskey at all. I have had that in some scotches. I like all styles of whiskey and find this a nice addition to the Irish offerings.

 

 

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