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The Story

The legend of The Tyrconnell® was born in 1876, when R. M. Delamere entered his chestnut colt, Tyrconnell, in the prestigious National Produce Stakes horse race. Fortune found favor with Delamere that afternoon, as Tyrconnell bested horses and oddsmakers alike on his march to victory. The surprise victory captured the imagination of the assembled crowd, which included the Watts, a local family who had built a thriving whiskey distillery. They chose to commemorate the occasion by creating a limited edition, small batch whiskey that bore the name of their local champion.
Although the Watts intended to make The Tyrconnell® just once, it ended up becoming their most popular whiskey. Before Prohibition, The Tyrconnell® was claimed to be the best selling Irish whiskey. Today, the brand is maintained by the Kilbeggan Distilling Company, proud protectors of Irish whiskey making traditions. Each bottle bears the same commemorative label celebrating Tyrconnell’s triumph.

The Process

As a double-distilled, Single Malt whiskey, The Tyrconnell ® occupies a territory all its own. The double distillation process lets The Tyrconnell ® retain the character of its origin, creating an end product with a delicate flavor that lives alongside a creamy and viscous profile. The Tyrconnell ® Single Malt puts a great pressure on those who create it, as every decision between barley selection and bottling will reveal itself in the flavor profile. The Tyrconnell® overcomes these challenges with flying colors, with a robust flavor profile built on a backbone of citrus and honey flavors. In the spirit of the unlikely champion that became its namesake, The Tyrconnell® is a whiskey made by those who are not afraid to bravely defy the odds.

16 Year Single Malt

The Tyrconnell® Single Malt Irish Whiskey 16 Year is a limited edition expression, where the already distinct character of The Tyrconnell® is enhanced by additional years of aging. The nose evokes citrus with underlying notes of oak, then the palate reveals a light and approachable taste with green fruits. The finale is subtly sweet with notes of oak and a smooth lingering finish, which led Wine Enthusiast to award it a score of 93.

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