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Key Facts

GROWER John Crowley
FARM Tinnashrule
EDITION 1.1
HARVESTED 19 August 2015
DISTILLED Week 03 2017
Maturation 3 YEARS, 8 MONTHS, 14 DAYS
ABV 50%
No. of Bottles 12,000
For Market Germany
Bottled February 2021

Tinnashrule, Co. Wexford

John Crowley farms at Tinnashrule – The Hollytree Crossroads – in the rain shadow of the Blackstairs Mountains, north of Enniscorthy. Here the rolling lowland barley fields lie in the lee of ash & larch woods, benefiting from well-drained loam & clay loam of the famously productive Clonroche series, on glacial drift derived from Ordovician shale & granite.

The Sound of Tinnashrule

A warm and windy summer day at Tinnashrule. The track starts out in the woods on the western edge of the farm, where the wind blows through the tall, thin trees, their branches knocking one another. There’s a stream further into the woods. We stop here for a while before heading up the hill and into the wild bird cover by the yard. It’s busy with birds, bees and the local buzzards can be heard off in the distance. We head on up the hill and out into the fields where the wind meets the barley. Dark clouds pull over the fields. It starts raining as we move down to the bottom of the field towards the western-most corner – where the woods and the stream skirt along the edge of the farm.

BARLEY TIMELINES

SOWN 9 April 2015
HARVESTED 19 August 2015
Arrived at Cathedral 20 August 2015
Went to Maltings 17 November 2016
Arrived at Distillery 7 December 2016
Fermentation Started 14 January 2017
Distillation Started 19 January 2017
Distillation Finished 27 January 2017
Filled at Warehouse 31 January 2017
Marriage of Casks 15 October 2020
Sent for Bottling 14 February 2021

TERROIR

FIELDS
SOIL
series Clonroche Association
type Brown Earth
pdf Clonroche Association
description Fine, loamy drift with siliceous stones, Clonroche Association (Clonroche, Ballylanders, Kilrush, Dunboyne, Kilpierce, Moord, Cupidstownhill, Glantane, Duarrigle, Knockroe)
elevation 240 - 360 FEET
sunlight AVERAGE 6 - 6.5 HOURS

BARLEY, YEAST & WATER

VARIETY Sebastian
Yeast Mauri Distiller's Yeast
Production Water Volcanic Aquifer
Fermentation 152 Hours

Head Distiller's Observations

Appearance: Light gold with oils.

Nose: Sweet honeycomb, plums, rolled barley, mint, dark chocolate, orange zest, leather, rose water, aniseed, pear drops and has a warmth on the nose.

Taste: Cloves, white pepper, dark creamy chocolate, fresh bread, grapefruit, dry but chewy, late spice explosion with a wasabi hit, orange syrup, root vegetables.

Finish: Long, dry spiciness, which is also chewy.

WOOD

cask no. cask type cask fill cooperage fill date farm
7680 U.S. First Fill 200 Jim Beam 31 January 2017 TINNASHRULE
7681 U.S. First Fill 197.55 Jim Beam 31 January 2017 TINNASHRULE
7682 U.S. First Fill 201.16 Jim Beam 31 January 2017 TINNASHRULE
7683 U.S. First Fill 197.21 Jim Beam 31 January 2017 TINNASHRULE
7684 U.S. First Fill 196.84 Jim Beam 31 January 2017 TINNASHRULE
7685 U.S. First Fill 195.55 Jim Beam 31 January 2017 TINNASHRULE
7698 U.S. First Fill 196.86 Heaven Hill  31 January 2017 TINNASHRULE
7699 U.S. First Fill 197.32 Heaven Hill  31 January 2017 TINNASHRULE
7700 U.S. First Fill 197.98 Heaven Hill  31 January 2017 TINNASHRULE
7701 U.S. First Fill 200.68 Heaven Hill  31 January 2017 TINNASHRULE
7702 U.S. First Fill 199.6 Heaven Hill  31 January 2017 TINNASHRULE
7703 U.S. First Fill 198.51 Heaven Hill  31 January 2017 TINNASHRULE
5409 U.S. Virgin 198.19 Kelvin Cooperage 31 January 2017 TINNASHRULE
5410 U.S. Virgin 197.34 Kelvin Cooperage 31 January 2017 TINNASHRULE
5411 U.S. Virgin 197.05 Kelvin Cooperage 31 January 2017 TINNASHRULE
5412 U.S. Virgin 197.25 Kelvin Cooperage 31 January 2017 TINNASHRULE
5413 U.S. Virgin 196.32 Kelvin Cooperage 31 January 2017 TINNASHRULE
5414 U.S. Virgin 199.54 Kelvin Cooperage 31 January 2017 TINNASHRULE
5445 U.S. Virgin 198.49 Kelvin Cooperage 31 January 2017 TINNASHRULE
4634 French 226.01 Margaux 31 January 2017 TINNASHRULE
5962 French 225.63 Margaux 31 January 2017 TINNASHRULE
5963 French 230.83 Margaux 31 January 2017 TINNASHRULE
5964 French 224.17 Margaux 31 January 2017 TINNASHRULE
5965 French 224.64 Margaux 31 January 2017 TINNASHRULE
5777 Vin Doux Naturel 223.93 Sauternes 31 January 2017 TINNASHRULE
5778 Vin Doux Naturel 229.14 Sauternes 31 January 2017 TINNASHRULE
5779 Vin Doux Naturel 224.97 Sauternes 31 January 2017 TINNASHRULE
5780 Vin Doux Naturel 232.2 Sauternes 31 January 2017 TINNASHRULE
5781 Vin Doux Naturel 216.8 Sauternes 31 January 2017 TINNASHRULE
2950 Vin Doux Naturel 498.92 Sherry 31 January 2017 TINNASHRULE
2951 Vin Doux Naturel 517.87 Sherry 31 January 2017 TINNASHRULE

Composition

46% FIRST FILL U.S.
22% VIRGIN U.S.
15% PREMIUM FRENCH
17% VIN DOUX NATUREL