This was originally the flagship whiskey at the Watts distillery in County Derry and was the one of the biggest selling Irish whiskeys in the U.S. prior to prohibition. The Tyrconnell was originally a racehorse that won the prestigious National Produce Stakes in 1876, despite odds of 100-1. This remarkable achievement led to the commemorative Tyrconnell label which survived until the distillery closed in 1925. In 1988, Cooley acquired the brand and brought it back from the dead.
The Whisky Tasting Club Notes:
Nose: Sherbet, lemon and lime starburst.
Palate: Nice balance of green and orange fruits. Not too sweet. Refreshing and summery.
Finish: Medium and fairly sweet, with a dash of oak holding the fruitiness in check.
Retails for around £30