The Irish words “Barr an Uisce” (pronounced Bar on Ishka) literal English translation is “above the water”. It is also the Irish name given to Barraniskey, which is a town set in the heart of the beautiful County of Wicklow, on the East Coast of Ireland. The Irish word “Uisce“ or “water” in English, was used during the time Irish monks first distilled what we now know as whiskey. The monks called it “Uisce Beatha” meaning water of life.
The Wicklow landscape is strong and memorable. When we tasted our ten year old malt ‘1803’ we knew we’d captured that landscape perfectly.
Guaranteed 10 years in first-fill bourbon barrels. Lustrous, warm, mid-gold colour.
Nose: vanilla, white chocolate and caramel (creme brulée)
Palate: Spicy entry and then a broad, silky, creamy mouthfeel. Mid-palate opens to reveal tropical fruits, cinnamon, ginger and a distinct maltiness.
Finish: Long with hints of toasted oak.