Gelston's - Single Malt Irish 26 year old

70cl / 700ml / 54.2%
Product Details
Region / Type
Distillery
Gelston's
Series / Description
Single Malt Irish
Age
26 year old
Alcohol ABV
54.2%
Cask Strength
Yes
Cask Wood Type
Bourbon
Single Cask
Yes
Number Bottled
144
Packaging
Special Packaging
Bottler
Distillery
Country of Origin
Ireland
Stopper
Cork
Bottle Type
Square
Bottle Size
70cl / 700ml
Neck Level
Full Level
HTFW Cat. No.
LP9238
£318.95

Availability: In stock

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Product Description

Gelston’s Old Irish whiskey was originally founded in 1830 by Samuel Gelston, a very successful wine and whiskey merchant from Belfast. In 1869, upon Samuel’s death, the business was bought by Harry J Neill. Harry, himself passionate about whiskey and now five generations on, it still remains with HJ Neill Limited who now celebrate the revival of this much revered brand.

This beautifully balanced Irish single malt whiskey is aged for 26 years, bottled at cask strength (54.2%), unchill-filtered, and triple distilled and matured full term on the Irish coast in ex-bourbon casks, to give it a distinctive taste.

Specially selected by Frank McHardy, a legendary figure in distilling and whose craft and expertise produced some of the finest Irish Whiskey expressions and was Head distiller at Bushmills and also responsible for laying down what would become the new releases of Gelston's.

Frank returned to Scotland in 1996 to the Springbank Distillery until his retirement in 2013 – having clocked up an impressive 50 years’ service to the industry. He was enrolled into Whisky Magazine’s ‘Hall of Fame’ in 2014 – an award bestowed to those who have made an lasting contribution to the whisky industry.

Tasting Notes:

Nose: Tropical fruit, mango lassi, banana fudge sundae with vanilla ice cream and chocolate, Tinned peaches in syrup (peach melba)

Palate: Totally tropical, banana fudge, rum and raisin ice cream, aromatic spices and custard tart.

Finish: Big mango salsa softening into creamy vanilla, toasted waffles with caramelised banana and rum milkshake.

A delicious Irish single malt with some impressive packaging, dangerously easy drinking and mellow and dare i say it?...SMOOTH!