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Irish Whiskey Magazine - Tastings - JJ Corry The Gael

JJ Corry The Gael

This first release from independent whiskey blender Chapel Gate is a 60% Malt 40% Grain blend which was awarded Gold medal at the 2017 Irish Whiskey Awards. The first batch is a release of 7,500 bottles. ABV 46% and RRP of €80.

Greg Dillon Notes


Slightly sweet toffee notes, orchard fruits initially, vanilla oak comes through quite strongly, a slightly meaty character too, interesting!


Juicy, so very fruity, lots of sweetness but so smooth. Really nicely put together blend with a beautiful oaky character adding to how smooth it tastes. Remember Umbongu juice from when you were a kid? That’s what I’m getting here with all the exotic fruits going on, very good.


Medium, slightly spicy but mostly smooth, fruity and elements of sweetness.


A really nice blend, lots of depth and a lot to get your head around too as it opens up slightly differently with every sip.


Michael Foggarty Notes


Quite light, hang on a banana just popped up.


There is a proportion of the whiskey that has had a long
maturation and the classic flavour of aged whiskey jumps right out at you, ripe banana, bold citrus and pineapple.



Initially I thought this was going to hang around for a while, but it falls away quite quickly.


You wouldn’t even know there was grain and younger malts whiskeys in this. The blender has displayed
their amazing talent and are onto a winner. 




Irish Whiskey Magazine - Tastings - Greg Dillon

Greg Dillon

Greg is a brand consultant in the whiskey industry helping to create, build and fix brands. He also authors the award-winning greatdrams.com website, he also has a book on whiskey coming out in the Autumn.

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Irish Whiskey Magazine - Tastings - Michael Foggarty

Micheal Foggarty

Michael is co-owner of L Mulligan Whiskey Shop and L Mulligan Grocer. He has over 20 years involvement in the whiskey industry. He founded the Irish Whiskey Society in 2009 and in 2014 became the first person in Ireland to be awarded World Whisky Ambassador of the Year at the World Whisky Awards.

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