West Cork Glengarriff Series Peat Charred Cask

This is one of two bottles in the Glengarriff Series. You can find my review of the second bottle, Bog Oak Charred Cask, right here on my blog. The Peat Charred Cask is triple distilled, matured in sherry casks and finished in peat charred casks for another 4-6 months. The peat is harvested from the local bog lands of Glengarriff.

Nose: sweet, sherry and fruit
Palate: fruit, light smoke, sherry, and sweetness
Finish: pepper and sweetness
ABV: 43%
Cost: $33 (what we paid)

First and foremost, don’t let the fact that this is called peat charred scare you away. Yes, you get some smoke but not to the point of an Islay whisky. The smoke is subtle, it leans towards the sweeter side, and I get more of the sherry notes than I do the peat.

I did a side-by-side comparison with the Bog Oak Charred Cask, and I prefer this one. This one is sweeter, smoother and has a great balance of pepper and smoke notes.

Truthfully you can’t go wrong with this price but, if you are torn between the two, I’d go with this one.


Note: The contents on my blog are solely my opinion. To me every palate is different! Although I may or may not like a product, I always recommend for people to try it and make up their own minds.


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