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Awards & Recognition
- 2006-2005 Silver Medal - International Wine and Spirits Competition
- 2004 Gold Medal - International World Spirits Competition
Where to Buy
THL: What is it?
This is one of the fruitier Irish whiskeys on the market... and we mean that in a good way.
THL: Why should you try it?
Tart, crisp, and sweet like lemon curd with hints of sweet spiciness makes this a dessert whiskey you will want to chew on for awhile. Skip the fruit bowl at your next party, and pick up a bottle of The Tyrconnell for an elegant fruit forward libation.
The Tyrconnell name is derived from a champion horse that was owned by the distillery in 1876 who won the prestigious National Produce Stakes race despite odds of 100 to 1 for a win. The odds that you will enjoy this whiskey are much higher, as it is truly one of the best Irish whiskeys in the world rich with fruit flavors of green apples, plums, pears, and malt syrup.
THL: Who makes it?
The Cooley Distillery was founded in 1987 to resurrect some of the Irish whiskey brands that were no longer being produced at the time. Irish whiskey was reduced to a single company in the early 1970s, Bushmills. Cooley founder John Teeling acquired some old Irish whiskey brands and began to revive production. The Cooley Distillery produces Connemara 12 Year Old, Connemara Cask Strength, Michael Collins Irish Whiskey, Michael Collins 10 Year Old Single Malt Irish Whiskey, Greenore Single Grain Irish Whiskey, and Kilbeggan Whiskey.
THL: What does it taste like?
lemon curd, spicy dried fruit
THL: How should you drink it?
This fruity spirit is perfect for a Whiskey Smash The mint and lemon balance its variety of fruit flavors, which you can enhance further with fruit garnishes.