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Kilbeggan Irish Whiskey with Dan & Ryan

Blended Malt
Ireland
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IMG_3025bA twisty irish bottle, not usually a good sign.  A website with lots of videos and drink recipes is also never a good sign.  Especially when I can’t *find* this bottle anywhere on their site.  kilbegganwhiskey.com also doesn’t mention being the oldest distillery, which is something you’d think they’d mention a lot, since they say it on the bottle.  Actually, if you zoom in on one of the bottles that isn’t this one, it says Ireland’s Oldest Licensed Distillery.

A little more digging shows that there was a lawsuit relating to this brand and a supplier, and that Kilbeggan isn’t actually distilled at the Kilbeggan Distillery, only aged there.  It’s possible that as our bottle was at minimum 6 months old, many legal truths have reshaped the Kilbeggan marketing story since then.  Who knows.

All this to say, here’s what we thought:

smell
Dan – caramel & nail polish, fuzzy peach
Simon – old fridge, burnt sugar
Ryan – chemical, cherries, nail polish

neat
Dan – word, light, sweet, fruit
Simon – sweet, relatively smooth despite burn
Ryan – not a lot of burn, light, non-descript

splash
Dan – no burn, less sweet
Simon – nicely sweetRyan – n/a

Kilbeggan Irish Whiskey – 40% 700ml – $32.40 – Ireland

Try it? Yes! Buy it? Only if there’s no Bushmills.

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