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Hearth

MICRO CUVÉE

HEADLINE FACTS

TITLE Hearth
MATURATION 1423 Days or 3 Years, 10 Months, 23 Days
ASSEMBLAGE DATE 19 May 2021
Bottled August 2021
ABV 50%
For Market Worldwide
No. OF BOTTLES 2000

HEARTH

When harsh, bitter winds begin to bite, & the never-ending nights stretch to their darkest – broken only by the faint glimmer of ice – one yearns for the simple comfort of a seat beside the hearth. Thus Head Distiller Ned has conjured up a midwinter mood-lifter: a soulful, comforting assemblage composed to evoke the warmth & intimacy that can only be found when warming one’s tired bones in front of a crackling fire.

THE GROWERS

Robert Milne Ballymorgan
Ger Kelly Wilkinstown
Kenneth Ashmore Knockroe
William & Pat Doyle Cooladine
Thomas Cleary Garryduff
John Rowe Hilltown

BARLEY VARIETIES

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 134 HOURS
Production water Volcanic Aquifer

Head Distiller's Observations

Appearance: Sunkissed orange with legs and oils that remind me of rain on a window pane of a winters day.

Nose: Apricot, sultanas, maple syrup on pancakes, candied apples, sage and thyme, mince pie, digestive biscuits and butter, warm hay, dried flowers.

Taste: White pepper, spicy, grapefruit, sweet and sour, chilly flakes, root vegetables, chewable, dryness, orange zest, coco, slightly malt vinegar & salt, cough sweets.

Finish: A spice heat that dry’s in the middle then is mouth-watering and chewy.

cask no. cask type cask fill cooperage fill date farm
3900 U.S. First Fill 201.1* Jack Daniels Cooperage 13 June 2016 Ballymorgan
3901 U.S. First Fill 208.34* Jack Daniels Cooperage 13 June 2016 Ballymorgan
3902 U.S. First Fill 199.3* Jack Daniels Cooperage 13 June 2016 Ballymorgan
3903 U.S. First Fill 201.4* Jack Daniels Cooperage 13 June 2016 Ballymorgan
3904 U.S. First Fill 203.02* Jack Daniels Cooperage 13 June 2016 Ballymorgan
3905 U.S. First Fill 198.58* Jack Daniels Cooperage 13 June 2016 Ballymorgan
3906 U.S. First Fill 202.93* Jack Daniels Cooperage 13 June 2016 Ballymorgan
3895 U.S. First Fill 200.89* Jack Daniels Cooperage 13 June 2016 Ballymorgan
3897 U.S. First Fill 201.38* Jack Daniels Cooperage 13 June 2016 Ballymorgan
3899 U.S. First Fill 199.46* Jack Daniels Cooperage 13 June 2016 Ballymorgan
100 French 221.57* Seguin Moreau 13 June 2016 Ballymorgan
103 French 222.36* Berthomieu 13 June 2016 Ballymorgan
104 French 224.98* Demptos 13 June 2016 Ballymorgan
2982 French 225.5* Tonnellerie des Domaines 13 June 2016 Ballymorgan
2984 French 226.66* Tonnellerie des Domaines 13 June 2016 Ballymorgan
2985 French 227.56* Tonnellerie des Domaines 13 June 2016 Ballymorgan
2986 French 227.41* Tonnellerie des Domaines 13 June 2016 Ballymorgan
1571 Vin Doux Naturel 499.89* Oloroso 13 June 2016 Ballymorgan
1572 Vin Doux Naturel 505.86* Oloroso 13 June 2016 Ballymorgan
2386 U.S. Virgin 202.46* Speyside Cooperage 13 June 2016 Ballymorgan
2387 U.S. Virgin 202.54* Speyside Cooperage 13 June 2016 Ballymorgan
2388 U.S. Virgin 202.9* Speyside Cooperage 13 June 2016 Ballymorgan
2389 U.S. Virgin 202.05* Speyside Cooperage 13 June 2016 Ballymorgan
2493 U.S. Virgin 204.08* Speyside Cooperage 13 June 2016 Ballymorgan
7011 U.S. First Fill 197.08* Heaven Hill 28 November 2016 Wilkinstown
7012 U.S. First Fill 197.91* Heaven Hill 28 November 2016 Wilkinstown
7013 U.S. First Fill 198.88v Heaven Hill 28 November 2016 Wilkinstown
7014 U.S. First Fill 201.44* Heaven Hill 28 November 2016 Wilkinstown
5349 U.S. Virgin 196.91* Kelvin Cooperage 28 November 2016 Wilkinstown
5350 U.S. Virgin 198.55* Kelvin Cooperage 28 November 2016 Wilkinstown
5351 U.S. Virgin 202.23* Kelvin Cooperage 28 November 2016 Wilkinstown
5937 French 223.8* Margaux 28 November 2016 Wilkinstown
5938 French 229.94* Margaux 28 November 2016 Wilkinstown
5939 French 222.57* Margaux 28 November 2016 Wilkinstown
3300 Vin Doux Naturel 309.2* Margaux 28 November 2016 Wilkinstown
3301 Vin Doux Naturel 304.98* Margaux 28 November 2016 Wilkinstown
3302 Vin Doux Naturel 304.27* Margaux 28 November 2016 Wilkinstown
990 U.S. First Fill 197.58* Seagram Cooperage 5 April 2016 Knockroe
991 U.S. First Fill 201.08* Seagram Cooperage 5 April 2016 Knockroe
992 U.S. First Fill 205.25* Seagram Cooperage 5 April 2016 Knockroe
993 U.S. First Fill 189.87* Seagram Cooperage 5 April 2016 Knockroe
994 U.S. First Fill 199.46* Seagram Cooperage 5 April 2016 Knockroe
2217 U.S. Virgin 209.24* Speyside Cooperage 5 April 2016 Knockroe
2219 U.S. Virgin 201.82* Speyside Cooperage 5 April 2016 Knockroe
2220 U.S. Virgin 207.26* Speyside Cooperage 5 April 2016 Knockroe
28 French 223.5* Mouton Rothschild 5 April 2016 Knockroe
29 French 227.07* Mouton Rothschild 5 April 2016 Knockroe
54 French 225.98* Mouton Rothschild 5 April 2016 Knockroe
1631 Vin Doux Naturel 224.24* Rivesaltes 5 April 2016 Knockroe
1549 Vin Doux Naturel 509.2* Oloroso 5 April 2016 Knockroe
5171 U.S. First Fill 200.17* Diageo Americas 8 December 2016 Cooladine
5172 U.S. First Fill 199.30* Diageo Americas 8 December 2016 Cooladine
5173 U.S. First Fill 200.10* Seagram Cooperage 8 December 2016 Cooladine
5174 U.S. First Fill 202.03* Seagram Cooperage 8 December 2016 Cooladine
5175 U.S. First Fill 200.17* Diageo Americas 8 December 2016 Cooladine
2779 U.S. Virgin 201.99* Speyside Cooperage 8 December 2016 Cooladine
2780 U.S. Virgin 199.18* Speyside Cooperage 8 December 2016 Cooladine
2782 U.S. Virgin 199.15* Speyside Cooperage 8 December 2016 Cooladine
2783 U.S. Virgin 200.18* Speyside Cooperage 8 December 2016 Cooladine
3027 French 227.50* Tonnellerie des Domaines 8 December 2016 Cooladine
3028 French 228.17* Tonnellerie des Domaines 8 December 2016 Cooladine
3029 French 225.69* Tonnellerie des Domaines 8 December 2016 Cooladine
2672 French 504.98* Sherry 8 December 2016 Cooladine
711 French 229.52* Tonnellerie Remon 8 December 2016 Cooladine
8720 VDN 357.38* Marsala 8 May 2017 Garryduff
8735 VDN 404.67* Marsala 1 June 2017 Hilltown

Composition

18% U.S. FIRST FILL
11% U.S. VIRGIN
14% PREMIUM FRENCH
57% VIN DOUX NATUREL