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D-Day -11: Kilbeggan 15 year old

Kilbeggan 15 year old

The man behind Cooley, which makes this whiskey, is not a natural whisky maker. He made his money in, among other things, diamond, gold and copper mining, and bizarrely, he mined zinc in Limerick. He is just a little crazy and he opened Cooley in 1987 because he thought it would be fun. One of his crazier ideas was to get Kilbeggan up and running again, but in 2007 he did just that.

Kilbeggan sits on the main route from Dublin to the west coast. When the economy was booming Friday nights through the region was one long traffic jam as affluent Dubliners headed off to their boats. So imagine their outrage when they found the road blocked by a pot still. Cooley brought traffic to a standstill for hours as it tried to put new stills in place. But whiskey is now being produced on the site. If it matures as wells this, it will be worth waiting for. This has cereal, honey and rich oak notes, as well as the trademark fruit.

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WBW – Written with irreverence, daring to be different:  October 21

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