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Broomlands Edition 1.2

Single Farm Origin

Key Facts

EDITION 1.2
HARVESTED 20 AUGUST 2015
DISTILLED WEEK 43 2016
Maturation 3 years 8 months 10 days
ABV 50%
No. of Bottles 10,000
For Market Europe & Asia
Bottled Sept 2020

BROOMLANDS, CO. WEXFORD

The Brownes’ imposting 18th Century farmhouse at Broomlands, just north of Monart Spa and south of Castle Ellis Church, overlooks the Urrin river valley west of Enniscorthy in the very south eastern corner of Ireland – with the Atlantic coast to the south and the Irish Sea to the east. Standing on a bedrock of Ordovician shale and mica shifts, the Clonroche soil – clay-rich and moisture retentive – makes a most productive terroir.

In 1855, Broomlands was hailed as ‘a highly productive and beautifully situated farm’ by the Dublin Daily Express. A recent family member was John Browne (d. 2005), who served as a radio officer with the Merchant Navy for seven years and went on to explore the jungles of South America, as well as extensive travels in the Sahara, Egypt, China and India.

The Broomlands editions are made to be available from the distillery itself, either online or direct.

Barley Timeline

Product Timeline

SOWN 24 March 2015
HARVESTED 20 August 2015
Arrived at Cathedral 21 August 2015
Went to Maltings 1 October 2016
Arrived at Distillery 19 October 2016
Fermentation Started 20 October 2016
Distillation Started 24 October 2016
Distillation Finished 30 October 2016
Filled at Warehouse 4 November 2016
Marriage of Casks 9 July 2020
Sent for Bottling 28 September 2020

Head Distiller's Observations

Appearance: Deep gold with oily legs that look like the line-up for the Riverdance finale.

Nose: Toffee, fudge, green apple, apricot jam, citrus zest, worn leather, barnyard notes, dark chocolate and malted biscuits.

Taste: Dried spices with oiliness that wraps around your tongue; and lemon sherbet.

Finish: Dry with gentle spice that lasts (and makes me lick my lips).

 

TERROIR

FIELDS

Grower Info

Grower
Farm
County
Type
Mark Browne
Broomlands
Wexford
Conventional

Soil

Clonroche
Series Clonroche Association
Type Brown Earth
Description Fine, loamy drift with siliceous stones, Clonroche Association (Clonroche, Ballylanders, Kilrush, Dunboyne, Kilpierce, Moord, Cupidstownhill, Glantane, Duarrigle, Knockroe series)
Elevation 100-190 FEET
Sunlight AVERAGE 6-6.5 hours

Barley, Yeast & Water

VARIETY PROPINO
Yeast Mauri Distiller’s Yeast
Production Water Volcanic Aquifer
Fermentation 121 hours

The Sound of Broomlands

We begin in the yard, just by the farmhouse. It’s a warm, sunny spring day; leaves blow along the ground, carried on the breeze. There’s a rookery over to the left, towards the back of the yard, and a bird singing in the trees to the right. From the yard we move out into the fields. In some of the fields, they’ve started preparing the ground for this year’s barley. The place is alive with wildlife. The first bees are about and all the farms nearby are bustling with activity in the dry weather. We go full circle and head back towards the yard; on the way there’s an area being cleared and the cuttings are burning on a fire.

Cask Composition

FIRST FILL U.S
36%
VIRGIN U.S
17%
PREMIUM FRENCH
21%
VIN DOUX NATUREL
26%

Wood

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