LOCKES - 8 Year Old Malt Crock Bottle - Irish Whsikey

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LOCKES - 8 Year Old Malt Crock Bottle
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Description:
Nose: Full flavoured nose bulging with big fruit-barley character. Oaky traces from the oldest of Cooley's malts.

Taste: The barley is big and succulent. There is a copper-tanginess followed by a dry fruity flavour.

Finish: The malt is nothing short of enormous & with a tanginess character.

The Locke's Single Malt was the pioneer brand for Cooley as it was the first brand launched in 1992.

On the 17th of July that year the first mature cask of Locke's Single Malt was tapped by the Grand-daughter of the last John Locke. The initial bottling was a limited edition of 5,000 individually numbered bottles presented in a wooden box. In 1998 the brand was officially launched and went on general release to complete Cooley's malt range.

This fine whiskey is distilled in Cooley in traditional pot stills and uses only the finest malted barley and the purest Irish spring water. Locke's Single Malt has a distinctive character and flavour, fully developed through gentle maturation in oak casks held in the 200 year old warehouses in Kilbeggan in heart of Ireland.

The minimum 8 year old oak passes leaving a vanilla essence and peaty finish.



Category(s):     Irish Whiskey
Group(s):     Father's Day Ideas ,   St Patrick's Day ,   Valentine's Day Gift Ideas
Producer: Cooley Distillery   -   www.cooleywhiskey.com
ABV:   40%
Brand:   Cooley Distillery
Country of Origin:   Eire

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Producer Information

Cooley Distillery is the only independent Irish owned distillery in Ireland, founded in 1987 by John Teeling, a highly respected Irish entrepreneur. It was during his studies at Harvard University in the early 1970's that John Teeling identified the decline of Irish whiskey as an opportunity to reverse this situation.
John Teeling bought the former State owned potato alcohol plant in the Cooley peninsula on Ireland's east coast. This alcohol plant was converted in less than two years into two distilleries - a pot still and a patent still operation. This marked the first rival to Irish Distillers, who up to this point were the sole producer of Irish whiskey in the world. Meanwhile Willie McCarter, who had been in the US as a student at the same time as John Teeling and shared the vision, acquired some of the assets of the old A.A. Watt distillery in Co. Derry. In 1988 Willie McCarter merged his interests with John Teeling.
Another Irish entrepreneur, Paul Power, and Lee Mallagahan, the former owner of Locke's Distillery joined the Cooley board. Cooley soon acquired the brand names of Andrew A. Watt and Co. of Derry, Northern Ireland (established in 1762) and John Locke and Co. of Kilbeggan (established in 1757). The latter has the distinction of being the oldest licensed distillery in the world.
Cooley is a public unlisted company with over 300 shareholders who for the most part have been with Cooley since its foundation.
Ever since Cooley Distillery first entered their whiskies in the International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC) in 1995, the company has won a number of gold, silver and bronze medals for quality since first entering. This confirms the growing reputation of Cooley Irish whiskey.
However, the ultimate accolade for Cooley was when it was awarded a trophy in 1998 by the International Wine and Spirits Competition (IWSC) for outstanding achievement to the spirits industry.
The citation accompanying the award reads: "This award to Cooley is one sign that the quality of Irish whiskey is now truly recognized. From its distillery in County Louth established as recently as 1987, Cooley produces a range of blended and single malt whiskies that have rapidly gained a formidable reputation and impressed the judges to award the Worldwide Achievement title to a distiller for the first time in the competition's history".

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