Kilbeggan is Gaelic for “little church”. Kilbeggan Irish Whiskey first appeared as a John Locke’s brand over 100 years ago and was sold successfully until Locke’s distillery ceased production in the 1950’s. Locke’s distillery is the oldest continuously licensed whiskey distillery in the world dating back to 1757. Drawing on centuries of tradition and craft, Kilbeggan Irish Whiskey is distilled from the purest clear water and the finest malted Irish barley and maize, gently matured for long years in oak casks in the ancient warehouses in Kilbeggan and skilfully blended to create a whiskey of unique smoothness, character and balance. Cooley Distillery relaunched the Kilbeggan brand in 1994 and since then it has had continued success in the market place.
Beautiful copper color. Toffee, baguette, geranium, floral honey, and spice aromas are very attractive. Supple and smooth entry, dryish medium-full body with nice interplay of honeyed grain and toffee. Finishes with a touch of dried flowers, creme Anglaise, and nutty cookie dough flavors. Great intensity, purity, balance and just plain delicious.