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BLOOD BROTHERS

MICRO CUVÉE

HEADLINE FACTS

TITLE BLOOD BROTHERS
MATURATION 1645 Days or 4 Years, 6 Months, 3 Days
ASSEMBLAGE DATE 17 May 2021
Bottled August 2021
ABV 50%
For Market Friends of Waterford
No. OF BOTTLES 900

BLOOD BROTHERS

Our whisky matures by the sea, though the Blood Tubs mature on the river. Small in volume, small of stature, our 35-litre Blood Tubs are the terroir reference library of ever-evolving Single Farm Origins, offering us a glimpse into the future. For this particular assemblage, Head Distiller Ned has brought together over two dozen in a vibrant cuvée that celebrates our kinship with that small band of brothers who preach the good word of terroir.

THE GROWERS

David Power Park
David Walsh-Kemmis Ballykilcavan
Jimmy Walsh Park
John P Foley Newgardens
Kenneth Ashmore Knockroe
Simon Neville Ballyroe
Kelly Brothers The Bleeding Horse
Leeson Stanley Donoughmore
Ger Byrne Fenniscourt
Joe Doyle Kilnahue
Stephen McDonnell Ratheadon
Leonard Ashmore Blackcastle
Robert Milne Ballymorgan
Philip O'Brien Sheestown
Richard Raftice Rathclogh
Thomas Fennelly Cloncassin
William & Pat Doyle Cooladine
Various Various (Organic)
John Tully Clonhenrett
Ed Murphy Dunbell
Michael Carey The Rookery
John Fletcher Ballycullane
Evan McDonnell Mortarstown
Mark & Garrett Browne Broomlands
Paul Mernagh Coolamurray
Ted Caldbeck Rapla

The Breathing Barrels

A Micro Cuvée is a miniature assemblage of components - both Single Farm Origins and different cask types. Of the latter, each of our distillates matures in a mixture of the best French and American oak, in our nearby warehouse at Ballygarran, right by the sea. It's Head Distiller Ned's pantry, chock-full of ingredients with which to make his experimental cuvées.

YEAST & WATER

FERMENTATION TIME 144 HOURS
Production water Volcanic Aquifer

Head Distiller's Observations

Appearance: A sun kissed amber hue with legs as slow as Val’s English.

Nose: Fresh homemade brown bread, rolled barley, marmalade, milk chocolate, a nice cuppa milky tea, flower bed, spent grains, Japanese hi-chew apples sweets, lavender, toffee, aniseed and red apple.

Taste: White pepper, chilly jam, candy apples, love heart sweets, Ириска Золотой ключик, dry but mouth-watering, rock salt, cloves. The sweet and spice are doing a tango.

Finish: Sweetness makes way to spice and then toffee and red apple peel. An appealing dryness but with an evolving finish.

cask no. cask type cask fill cooperage fill date farm
2131 Blood Tub (American) 14 Speyside Cooperage 29 April 2016 Park
2133 Blood Tub (American) 8 Speyside Cooperage 4 February 2016 Ballykilcavan
2135 Blood Tub (American) 10 Speyside Cooperage 7 March 2016 Park
2136 Blood Tub (American) 14 Speyside Cooperage 14 March 2016 Newgardens
2137 Blood Tub (American) 18 Speyside Cooperage 24 March 2016 Knockroe
2138 Blood Tub (American) 12 Speyside Cooperage 4 April 2016 Ballyroe
2139 Blood Tub (American) 10 Speyside Cooperage 15 April 2016 The Bleeding Horse
2140 Blood Tub (American) 6 Speyside Cooperage 19 April 2016 Donoughmore
2141 Blood Tub (American) 14 Speyside Cooperage 26 May 2016 Fenniscourt
2142 Blood Tub (American) 14 Speyside Cooperage 3 June 2016 Kilnahue
2143 Blood Tub (American) 16 Speyside Cooperage 19 May 2016 Ratheadon
2144 Blood Tub (American) 14 Speyside Cooperage 26 May 2016 Blackcastle
2145 Blood Tub (American) 10 Speyside Cooperage 3 June 2016 Ballymorgan
2147 Blood Tub (American) 18 Speyside Cooperage 22 June 2016 Sheestown
2149 Blood Tub (American) 16 Speyside Cooperage 1 July 2016 Rathclogh
2151 Blood Tub (American) 14 Speyside Cooperage 15 July 2016 Cloncassin
2152 Blood Tub (American) 16 Speyside Cooperage 25 July 2016 Cooladine
2154 Blood Tub (American) 28 Speyside Cooperage 9 September 2016 Various (Organic)
2157 Blood Tub (American) 24 Speyside Cooperage 9 September 2016 Various (Organic)
2158 Blood Tub (American) 24 Speyside Cooperage 9 September 2016 Various (Organic)
2159 Blood Tub (American) 18 Speyside Cooperage 22 September 2016 Clonhenrett
2160 Blood Tub (American) 12 Speyside Cooperage 27 September 2016 Dunbell
2161 Blood Tub (American) 14 Speyside Cooperage 10 October 2016 The Rookery
2162 Blood Tub (American) 18 Speyside Cooperage 14 October 2016 Ballycullane
2163 Blood Tub (American) 16 Speyside Cooperage 21 October 2016 Mortarstown
2164 Blood Tub (American) 14 Speyside Cooperage 27 October 2016 Broomlands
2165 Blood Tub (American) 18 Speyside Cooperage 4 November 2016 Coolamurray
2166 Blood Tub (American) 16 Speyside Cooperage 14 November 2016 Rapla

Composition

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