Athru Annacoona 14 Year Old Single Malt Whisky
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The love-battle associated with the elopement of Diarmait and Grania is widely considered the greatest romance in the pantheon of Irish legends.
Annacoona is embodied in the story of these mythic lovers as the intertwined expressions of Oloroso and PX Sherry and Irish single malt whiskey that elucidates a ménage à trois comprising of Finn McCool, his betrothed Grania and the libertine Diarmait.
During a fateful hunt, set between the lush deep groves of Keshcorann and the majestic slopes of Ben Bulben, the other-worldly Earless Green Boar appears. During their almighty tussle the beast is killed but he is fatally gorged. Diarmait calls upon his erstwhile friend Finn to fetch a handful of Seefin Well’s curative waters.
Holding hostage this aqueous elixir in his life-giving hands, Finn agonises over whether he should save his former love rival’s life. Walking back to the prostrate Diarmait, with the precious waters cupped in his enpalmed pail, the question remains, ‘what would you do with one last drop?’
The first edition of Athru Annacoona is a 14-year-old single malt Irish whiskey, matured in American oak casks and finished in Pedro Ximenez and Oloroso Sherry casks. Athru Annacoona is named after a cave on Ben Bulben, near the distillery, and is a sweet, fruity whisky with notes of dark berries, salted caramel and warm spiced throughout the palate.
Nose: Autumnal aromas of melted dark chocolate, dried fruits and orange oil.
Palate: Salted caramel, candied peels, rich dark forest fruits and spices.
Finish: A lingering finish of mocha and jammy cherry notes.
Style: Single Malt