Kilbeggan Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey
This single pot still gem from Kilbeggan is one of the most noteworthy recent Irish whiskey releases, with this already historic whiskey style adding several layers of additional authenticity. First, it’s distilled in the oldest working pot still in Ireland. In addition, the 19th-century Locke family recipe incorporates 2.5% oats, a common addition to Irish whiskey at the time. Melon, candied peel, nutmeg, cinnamon, and honeysuckle aromas cascade into a palate made especially lush and creamy from the oats, with citrus peel, apricot, and roasted hazelnut flavors leading to a mellow, rounded finish, adeptly exhibiting a crisp articulation of pot still spiciness throughout. Whisky Advocate's #8 whiskey of 2020, with a 93 points rating.