Tasting Notes For Grace O'Malley Irish Whiskey
Aroma: Caramel, bourbon vanilla, malty notes, dry almond, orange peel, honey.
Taste: Smooth and well balanced with round tannins and fruit overtones.
Finish: Middle Eastern pastry, sweet spice and toasted notes.
Grace O’Malley Irish Whiskey is a special blend, combining multiple batches of whiskey of varying age statements from three to 10 years old. Each batch of whiskey is matured in a range of barrel types, including French oak. Casks are hand selected according to each whiskey’s characteristics, including grain whiskey aged in ex-bourbon casks and malt whiskey aged in ex-rum barrels. The resulting blend delivers a whiskey perfectly balanced between flavour, age character, complexity and smoothness.
The Grace O’Malley brand is dedicated to the legendary Irish pirate queen, Grainne Ní Mháille/Grace O’Malley, also known as Granuaile. Born into Irish nobility in Co Mayo in 1530, she was a charismatic and natural leader. Gifted as a negotiator, she was a fearless mariner throughout her life and her great rebellious life should never be forgotten.
Inis Tine Uisce Teoranta was founded by Fritz Hendrick Melle, who runs the company together with his longtime business partner Stefan Hansen. Back in 2016, they got the call from a friend of a friend who had the Grace O'Malley brand and wanted to start a small whiskey project. He asked Fritz and Stefan for help. They were incredibly impressed by Grace O'Malley's story; it suits our times so well. Also, there hasn't been a single whiskey named after a woman – so they wanted to change that.
Irish whiskey in particular is very popular with women. So the question was: Can't they make this big too? Coincidence struck luck - all of our current partners and friends loved the idea of launching an Irish whiskey in honour of Grace O'Malley. They got encouragement, support, know-how and whiskey. Proclamation Irish whiskey was launched as their second whiskey brand in 2020 by. Now, six years after the company was founded , they are one of the large, independent bottlers and export their spirits to over 23 markets.
Producer An unnamed distillery for Inis Tine Uisce Teoranta Style Blended Irish Whiskey Age No Age Statement Volume 70CL ABV 40%