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From the brand: We rigorously apply the ancient terroir methodology to today’s verdant landscape of Ireland, home of the world’s finest barley. Now for the first time in single malt whisky – unashamedly inspired by the legendary châteaux of France – we reach the apogee of this radical philosophy.
Our distillery, the technological marvel we call the Facilitator, enables us to create elite whisky – farm by farm, terroir by terroir. State-of-the-art equipment marries with ancient knowledge, locally grown Irish barley with extended fermentations, unhurried distillation & an array of exceptional oak. It has provided a unique library of Single Farm Origins – each expressing its own identity, its own voice.
Along with its sister bottling, Peated: Fenniscourt, Peated: Ballybannon represents the first marriage of Irish barley and Irish peat in generations.
Ballybannon in Co. Carlow could be the perfect terroir for growing barley for peating. Sitting on the raised ground along the banks of the River Barrow, its heavy, lime-rich soils — archetypal Elton series — are directly adjacent to sphagnum-dense inland bog. Small wonder then that the Pender family’s barley and peat from Niall Carroll’s Ballyteige cuttings in Co. Kildare have proven such a natural combination. Such is Ballybannon barley’s natural affinity for peat, that we have been able to kiln-dry it to a high 48ppm and still find that the character of Ballybannon’s terroir itself remains the dominant flavor in the spirit. Cask Composition: 38% First Fill U.S., 21% Virgin U.S., 30% Premium French, 11% Vin Doux Naturel. SINGLE FARM ORIGIN Using the world’s finest barley, our Single Farm Origin series is an uber-provenance range of natural whiskies that explore Irish terroir one place, one farm, at a time. Barley-forward, terroir-driven, natural whisky. No coloring, chill-filtration, or any additives whatsoever.Each bottle of Single Farm Origin: Ballybannon Peated has a TÉIREOIR code, which offers an unparalleled level of bottling information on the barley, maps, imagery and even audio from the farms. TÉIREOIR CODE: P062E01-01 (all zeros) ** you can search this on our website
Brand Tasting Notes: The nose is soft peat, almonds, crisp, lavender honey, driftwood fire smoke, green apples, padrón peppers, and salt crust. The palate has a peat kick, very chewable, BBQ fish by the sea, buttery, warm apple and almond tart with honeycomb ice cream, wool, frangipane, and samphire. And what finish?! There is no finish, it goes on forever.
- Bottle Size750
- StyleIrish Single Malt Whiskey
- Year Bottled2022
- Country of OriginIreland
- Cask StrengthNo