Single Farm Origin

Cooladine

Edition 1.1

Key Facts

GROWER William & Pat Doyle
FARM Cooladine
EDITION 1.1
HARVESTED 16 August 2015
DISTILLED WEEK 29 2016
Maturation 4 YEARS, 28 DAYS
ABV 50%
No. of Bottles 5,076
For Market SOUTH AFRICA
Bottled NOVEMBER 2020

COOLADINE, CO. WEXFORD

The land farmed by brothers William & Pat Doyle at Cooladine – Cúil an Daingin, corner fort –  stands close to old Quaker burial grounds west of the River Slaney, beyond the historic barley town of Enniscorthy. These free-draining, fertile fields derived from the famously productive Clonroche soils are composed of shingle to clay-rich marl, which mostly stem from the Ordovician shale bedrock.

The Sound of Cooladine

A warm evening at Cooladine Farm. This track starts out at an opening in the hedgerows, where three fields meet. A light breeze blows through the barley and the birds are still busy. Heading out into the open of the largest field, the nearby motorway is more apparent; then down a lane surrounded by wild flowers where bees are making the most of the last rays of sunlight. The relative quiet is broken when we head down the road, to where the grain is stored and the area is busy with farm vehicle activity.

BARLEY TIMELINES

SOWN 13 March 2015
HARVESTED 16 August 2015
Arrived at Cathedral 18 August 2015
Went to Maltings 16 June 2016
Arrived at Distillery 30 June 2016
Fermentation Started 15 July 2016
Distillation Started 20 July 2016
Distillation Finished 29 July 2016
Filled at Warehouse 12 August 2016
Marriage of Casks 9 September 2020
Sent for Bottling 30 November 2020

TERROIR

FIELDS
SOIL
series Clonroche
type Brown Earth
description Fine, loamy drift with siliceous stones, Clonroche Association (Clonroche, Ballylanders, Kilrush, Dunboyne, Kilpierce, Moord, Cupidstownhill, Glantane, Duarrigle, Knockroe series)
elevation 102-156 FEET
sunlight AVERAGE 6-6.5 hours

BARLEY, YEAST & WATER

VARIETY Overture
Yeast Mauri Distiller's Yeast
Production Water Volcanic Aquifer
Fermentation 136 hours

Head Distiller's Observations

Appearance: Colour and legs that look like a liquid sunset.

Nose: Malted biscuits, rhubarb tart, toffee, almonds, aniseed, white mustard, grass drying into hay, marshmallows, coffee cream, red apples and red grapes.

Taste: Cloves, sweets, apples, black pepper, ginger nut biscuits, crème brûlée, liquorice, barley sweets, dried basil and sherry trifle.

Finish: A spicy oiliness that tingles on the tongue, and lingers into a dry gentle sweetness.

WOOD

cask no. cask type cask fill cooperage fill date farm
5171 U.S. FIRST-FILL 200.17 litres Diageo Americas 8 December 2016 Cooladine
5172 U.S. FIRST-FILL 199.30 LITRES Diageo Americas 8 December 2016 Cooladine
5173 U.S. FIRST-FILL 200.10 LITRES Seagram Cooperage 8 December 2016 Cooladine
5174 U.S. FIRST-FILL 202.03 LITRES Seagram Cooperage 8 December 2016 Cooladine
5175 U.S. FIRST-FILL 200.17 LITRES Diageo Americas 8 December 2016 Cooladine
2779 U.S. VIRGIN 201.99 LITRES Speyside Cooperage 8 December 2016 Cooladine
2780 U.S. VIRGIN 199.18 LITRES Speyside Cooperage 8 December 2016 Cooladine
2782 U.S. VIRGIN 199.15 LITRES Speyside Cooperage 8 December 2016 Cooladine
2783 U.S. VIRGIN 200.18 LITRES Speyside Cooperage 8 December 2016 Cooladine
3027 PREMIUM FRENCH 227.50 LITRES Tonnellerie des Domaines 8 December 2016 Cooladine
3028 PREMIUM FRENCH 228.17 LITRES Tonnellerie des Domaines 8 December 2016 Cooladine
3029 PREMIUM FRENCH 225.69 LITRES Tonnellerie des Domaines 8 December 2016 Cooladine
2672 VIN DOUX NATUREL 504.98 LITRES Sherry 8 December 2016 Cooladine
711 VIN DOUX NATUREL 229.52 LITRES Sauternes 8 December 2016 Cooladine

Composition

30% FIRST FILL U.S
24% VIRGIN U.S.
22% PREMIUM FRENCH
24% VIN DOUX NATUREL