The Grace O’Malley brand is dedicated to the legendary Irish pirate queen, Grainne Ní Mháille/Grace O’Malley, also known as Granuaile. Born into Irish nobility in Co Mayo in 1530, she was a charismatic and natural leader. Gifted as a negotiator, she was a fearless mariner throughout her life and her great rebellious life should never be forgotten.
FROM THE WEST COAST OF IRELAND
TO REBEL HEARTS AROUND THE WORLD
Named after a sixteenth century pirate queen, Grace O’Malley Blended Irish Whiskey delivers everything that drinkers want from an excellent Emerald Isle whiskey: plenty of malt, tinges of nuts and honeycomb, and a long, oak-forward, slightly fiery finish.
Caris carefully matures an army of double- and tripled-distilled whiskeys in a range of barrels, including second-use Jamaican rum, second fill bourbon, and French oak. His prior creds include working as a master blender of a Cognac house, so expect Irish spirits with French finesse.
It resulted in a perfectly balanced whiskey between flavor, age, character and smoothness.
Spirit of the Week: Grace O'Malley is a new Irish whiskey brand dedicated to the eponymous Pirate Queen of legend…. The entry level blended version was also sourced well and has a smooth balance of fruitiness
… The refreshing floral lightly fruity Grace O'Malley Heather Infused Gin has no less than 14 different botanicals, most from the west of Ireland.
Another great choice is their Blended Irish Whiskey. Aged in a variety of hand selected oak, bourbon and rum casks, this smooth and fruity mixture is complex and full of character.
The real magic comes from the maturation and finishing.
This is the whiskey I’ve been waiting for
Grace O'Malley® Blended Irish Whiskey is a special blend of triple and double distilled malt and grain whiskeys. Unique in Ireland due to its high malt content of 46%, this special blend combines multiple batches of whiskey of varying age statements from three to ten years old.
Each batch of whiskey is aged perfectly in different barrel types including French oak, American oak, and Rum Casks. The resulting blend delivers a whiskey perfectly balanced between fruitiness, age character, complexity and smoothness.
NOSE: Caramel, bourbon vanilla, malty notes, dry almond, orange peel and honey.
PALATE: Smooth with round tannins, well balanced and fruit overtones.
FINISH: Middle Eastern pastry, sweet spice and toasted notes.
Our award-winning Grace O'Malley® Irish Gin is made with 14 botanicals with defining flavors from the west coast of Ireland including wild thyme, red clover, blackthorn, wild bilberries and rock samphire. The signature botanical is Irish Heather, which imparts a mellow floral, sweet character to the Gin and also happens to be a Celtic symbol of good luck.
We distill our botanicals at lower temperatures in order to maintain maximum freshness and capture real taste intensity. Made in a true, traditional style with modern distilling techniques, this Gin is a unique Irish spirit.
NOSE: Intense herbal character, freshly harvested wild juniper, citrus notes.
PALATE: Fresh front palate with intense grassy notes, dry heather feeling, maritime undertones.
FINISH: Rounded and balanced with a fresh, floral finish.
Grace O'Malley® Rum Cask Irish Whiskey is an extremely special blend, finished exclusively in rum casks for six months to create a distinctive and very special, flavoursome whiskey. The wet rum casks that have been hand selected by Master Blender, Paul Caris from Jamaica provide added rich spiciness, with hints of rum and tropical fruits. The hand tied and individually numbered leather label makes it the perfect gifting option.
“This was the whiskey I’ve been waiting for”
- Irish Whiskey Masters 2020 Competition Chair Karen Taylor
NOSE: First nose shows great fruity character with fudge, ripe banana and tropical fruit nuances.
PALATE: Creamy start with fusion of flavours of roasted cereals and cooked fruit notes.
FINISH: Long and sweet with lingering hints of rum.
Grace O'Malley® Dark Char Cask Whiskey is a special blend, combining multiple batches of Whiskey of varying age statements up to ten years to deliver the perfect balance of fruitiness, age-character, complexity and smoothness. Unique in Ireland due to its high content double distilled malt, this special blend is finished in deep char American Oak casks. These casks have been hand-charred by Master Blender, Paul Caris and provide an added smoothness and a long sweet finish to the whiskey. The hand tied leather label makes it the perfect gifting option.
NOSE: Coffee, bourbon vanilla, chocolate milk, roasted wheat, caramel candy.
PALATE: Medium body palate delivering complex flavours of dried fruit cake and layers of oak.
FINISH: Smooth finish with hints of roasted coffee bean.