Tipperary The Rising - is an 11 Year Old Single Malt Irish Whiskey
The Rising is an 11 year old single malt Irish whiskey - an important point as a lot of Irish whiskies are blended (grain and malt spirit mixed together) rather than purely single malt. Single malt means that the whiskey is made from 100% malted barley.
The spirit was matured in ex-bourbon (both new and refill casks), giving the vanilla & honey flavours that come through. It is also triple distilled, giving the light, smooth character.
Tipperary is a new company, who sourced a whiskey that embodied what they are going to make in their new distillery in Tipperary. This 11 year old single malt Irish whiskey embodies everything they want for Tipperary: it is triple distilled, so remains true to Irish whiskey by being smooth and easy drinking. However, at the same time it has a greater complexity, depth of character and length of finish than a typical Irish whiskey, so will also have something for the whiskey connoisseur.
A small batch was produed for their first release - only 6 casks - making 1,916 bottles, individually numbered. This is a nod to the centenary of the 1916 Irish Easter Rising. Each batch will be broadly similar, but unique.
The nose is rich and sweet. Honey and vanilla with hints of grain and a touch of underlying fruits
The mouth has a smooth, creamy texture. With vanilla to the fore, chocolate and notes of toasted wood develop, followed by lightly drying tannins and a peppery spice in the warming finish.
The finish lingers, long and pleasant. A hint of almonds marries with spice and loiters on the palate.
The perfect Irish whiskey.