Greenore 15 Year Old Single Grain Irish Whiskey

27 August, 2008
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Brand owner Cooley Distillery

Produced in Ireland

Sizes 70cl and 75cl

Price £50, E80, US$99

Abv 40

Markets worldwide and travel retail

Contact jack@cooleywhiskey.com

Cooley, the independent Irish whiskey distillery, has released a 15 Year Old small batch (just 5,000 bottles) of Greenore. It claims to be the world's oldest bottling of Irish grain whiskey to be released. Single grain whiskeys are rare, as most grain whiskey is used in blends. The addition of this 15 Year Old to the Cooley collection follows the success of the 8 Year Old Greenore, which is a permanent offering.

The new release is bottled from a small batch of casks. Aged in single use bourbon oak casks and matured in the 200-year old granite warehouses of the Old Kilbeggan distillery in county Westmeath, the whiskey is complex and robust "with new depths and layers of flavours".

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