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Cooley Poitín

Postby DavidH » Wed Nov 02, 2011 7:25 pm

Arriving in the Celtic Whiskey Shop next week. I have a pic and some details up here:
http://www.irishwhiskeynotes.com/2011/11/new-cooley-poitin.html
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Re: Cooley Poitín

Postby JohnM » Wed Nov 02, 2011 7:48 pm

Looking forward to tasting this.
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Re: Cooley Poitín

Postby John » Wed Nov 02, 2011 10:13 pm

Would this not simply taste the same as 'New Make Spirit'?
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Re: Cooley Poitín

Postby TheWhiskeyBro » Wed Nov 02, 2011 10:57 pm

Nervously tried a sample today, neat !

I couldn't believe how drinkable it was @ 65%... however I can't remember what it taste's like :shock:

Only joking :lol: beautiful nose fruity, floral yet an unmistakable cereal nose quite distinct to new make single malt.

Warrants further investigation
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Re: Cooley Poitín

Postby Distiller » Thu Nov 03, 2011 1:20 pm

I wouldn't drink it all night... ...but I think it is nice. A little blast from the past!
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Re: Cooley Poitín

Postby JohnM » Sat Nov 05, 2011 7:18 pm

Are there other potins available at such high strength? Is it much different to the Kilbeggan new make?
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Re: Cooley Poitín

Postby JohnM » Sat Nov 05, 2011 7:23 pm

...some info from the CWS website.

...The first single pot still (or pure pot still) spirit made outside of Midleton Distillery in over 35 years...

Tasting note:
Aromas of black pepper, candy floss, malted barley, half-baked bread and raisined fruits. Reminiscent of a good grappa, and more subtle than the 65% ABV would suggest.
To taste it is sweet and fruity with flavours of cloves, orange peel, malt, raisined fruits, barley sugars and sugared almonds.
Warm and soothing on the finish...


Interesting the "raisined fruits", which would usually be associated with cask maturation. Looking forward to this.
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Re: Cooley Poitín

Postby TheWhiskeyBro » Sat Nov 05, 2011 8:33 pm

Definitely different! the Riverstown Pot Still new make is in my view softer, more biscuity, dried fruits; versus floral, citrus & fresh fruits (apples & lemons) for the Kilbeggan Single Malt new make.

Love to know what others think, when they get a chance to pop in to Dawson St for a taste.
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Re: Cooley Poitín

Postby IrishWhiskeyChaser » Sat Nov 05, 2011 9:02 pm

JohnM wrote:Are there other potins available at such high strength? Is it much different to the Kilbeggan new make?


Knockeen Hills has one at 60% one at 70% and one at 90% :shock:
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Re: Cooley Poitín

Postby JohnM » Sat Nov 05, 2011 11:45 pm

IrishWhiskeyChaser wrote:
JohnM wrote:Are there other potins available at such high strength? Is it much different to the Kilbeggan new make?


Knockeen Hills has one at 60% one at 70% and one at 90% :shock:


I'll have to have a try sometime. Do you know what goes into Knockeen HIlls, Adrian?
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Re: Cooley Poitín

Postby IrishWhiskeyChaser » Mon Nov 07, 2011 11:21 pm

JohnM wrote:
IrishWhiskeyChaser wrote:
JohnM wrote:Are there other potins available at such high strength? Is it much different to the Kilbeggan new make?


Knockeen Hills has one at 60% one at 70% and one at 90% :shock:


I'll have to have a try sometime. Do you know what goes into Knockeen HIlls, Adrian?



I could not say for sure but I would imagine it is column distilled spirit and going by the fruity notes that some of tasting notes say I would imagine it is made mainly from barley with I presume some malted content. But totally guessing.
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Re: Cooley Poitín

Postby Good Whiskey Hunting » Sat Nov 19, 2011 5:28 pm

I sampled some last night,impressive too even if seriously strong.
Looks like there should be more competition in the single pot still whiskey in the future too.Fair play to Cooleys
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Re: Cooley Poitín

Postby JohnM » Tue Dec 06, 2011 4:55 pm

Much maltier than IDL new make, I think. I'm relying on memory for the IDL stuff, though. Can't wait to taste this matured. I think it might be great.
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