Irish Whiskey - Blended

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Greenore 18yr Single Grain Whiskey

From: Ireland Liquor Review Category: Blended Irish Whiskey

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Tier 2
This is a Tier 2 score in the Whiskey category. It means critics have highly recommended the spirit as a benchmark in the category.
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Awards

San Francisco World Spirits Competition

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Beverage Testing Institute

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Wine Enthusiast

  • 2012

Proof66 Notes

Greenore is a label of "single grain" Irish whiskeys, which differs from "single malt" in that the latter is 100% barley while the former is 100% corn. The name comes from the port where corn grain was imported into Ireland. The corn grain provides a sweeter, lighter character to the whiskey than typical with malt whiskey. Please note, lacking its own category and wanting to distinguish it from malt whiskey, we opted to list it as a "blended whiskey." This is the Greenore 18yr expression, more than twice as old as the corresponding Greenore 8yr.

While not a competition we officially follow because it's constrained to whisky, the Greenore 18yr won Best Grain Whisky at the venerable and respected Whisky Magazine's 2012 World Whiskies Award

Cooley Distillery launched in 1987 as the after converting a potato ethanol plant on the Cooley Peninsula by John Teeling. Their stated aim is to revive historical brands and traditional distilling of Irish whiskey. Cooley purchased several labels to give the new label credibility (Tyrconnel, fro example). They mature their whiskey at the site of Kilbeggan and today produce a wide range of different styles. In January, 2012, they were acquired by Beam, Inc (itself later acquired by Suntory) and became the Kilbeggan Distilling Company.

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Wuli27 Wuli27 (39) (2014-03-06)
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