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The Gael

THE Gael

Matured in sherry & bourbon casks from Jerez, Spain & Kentucky, U.S.A. the Gael is a blend of Irish malt & grain whiskey with some of the oldest whiskeys from our flavour library.

MAY 2015

Louise begins the process of creating a library of whiskeys to bond with by sourcing Single Malt and Single Grain Irish Whiskey from the most notable old distilleries in Ireland.

AUG 2016

Whiskey finishes in the rackhouse

Autumn 2016

The art of bonding takes patience and a discerning palette:

As the whiskeys finish in Bourbon and sherry casks in our Cooraclare rackhouse, Louise decides that this first blended J.J. Corry whiskey will be called The Gael.

Named after the bicycle that her fellow entrepreneur (and Victorian kindred spirit) J.J. Corry designed, built, cycled and sold. More than a nod to her predecessor, The Gael represents the first leg of our journey in the revival of Irish Whiskey Bonding.

March 2017

Our first ever J.J. Corry expression, The Gael Batch No.1 is released.

Oct 2018

The Gael becomes a multi-award-winning release, receiving numerous gold medals at the Irish Whiskey and World Whiskies Awards. The name J.J. Corry has announced its return to the world of Irish Whiskey.

May 2021

Travel to Montilla, Spain

We meet with Rafa, a third generation cooper who agrees to join our whiskey adventure and stock out a diverse library of sherry flavours for future batches of The Gael

Louise begins the process of creating a library of whiskeys to bond with by sourcing Single Malt and Single Grain Irish Whiskey from the most notable old distilleries in Ireland.

Whiskey finishes in the rackhouse

As the whiskeys finish in Bourbon and sherry casks in our Cooraclare rackhouse, Louise decides that this first blended J.J. Corry whiskey will be called The Gael.

Named after the bicycle that her fellow entrepreneur (and Victorian kindred spirit) J.J. Corry designed, built, cycled and sold. More than a nod to her predecessor, The Gael represents the first leg of our journey in the revival of Irish Whiskey Bonding.

The art of bonding takes patience and a discerning palette:

Louise gradually creates a carefully balanced marriage of Irish Whiskey from the youngest and oldest stocks in our rackhouse.

The blend has been perfected. The barrels of different spirits are disgorged and blended.

Our first ever J.J. Corry expression, The Gael Batch No.1 is released.

The Gael becomes a multi-award-winning release, receiving numerous gold medals at the Irish Whiskey and World Whiskies Awards. The name J.J. Corry has announced its return to the world of Irish Whiskey.

We meet with Rafa, a third generation cooper who agrees to join our whiskey adventure and stock out a diverse library of sherry flavours for future batches of The Gael

Travel to Montilla, Spain

Inspired by the flavours that our Andalucian sherry casks are bringing to our whiskey, we once again travel to the hilltop of Montilla to source more sherry casks for the next expression of the Gael.

Develop The Gael flavour profile through continuous blending and testing

The gael tasting notes

Orange hard candy develops into candied orange peel, before giving way to cooked stone-fruit flavors: apricot frangipane tart and peach cobbler. These rich complex notes are dusted with dry spices - cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon - which gradually reveal themselves.

Jun 2020

The third edition of the Gael is bottled and blended.

Jun 2020

The third edition of The Gael is bottled and blended.

We released Batch No.3 of our award winning flagship blend, The Gael in 2021. A blend of Malt and Grain Whiskey, The Gael is the perfect marriage of Irish Whiskey flavours.

Comprised of some of the oldest whiskeys in our library of flavours, The Gael is the perfect representation of our fruit bomb house style with layers of complexity.

Specifications

Nose

An immediate hit of Irish Whiskey’s signature orchard fruits—with a suggestion of ripe red apple but dominated by white peaches and apricots. Floral notes, and hints of freshly cut lawns and Douglas Fir dance around those stone fruits.

Palate

Orange hard candy develops into candied orange peel, before giving way to cooked stone-fruit flavours: apricot frangipane tart and peach cobbler.

Age Profile

5-30 years old

Cask types

Olorosso PX Hogshead
American Bourbon

First fill Bourbon

Second fill Sherry Hogshead

First fill

Bourbon

Second fill

Sherry Hogshead

ABV 46%

The Gael

Cocktails

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Farmhouse Old Fashioned

Smooth, velvety, and elegant

Ingredients
  • 2 oz/60 ml The Gael
  • 0.5 Oz/15 ml demerara syrup*
  • 2 dashes angostura bitters
  • 2 dashes orange bitters
Method

Add all ingredients to a mixing glass; gently stir to chill, about 30 rotations; strain into a short glass over one large cube; garnish with an orange peel*equal parts Demerara sugar and warm water, stirred to mix.

Glass

Rocks Glass

Garnish

Orange Peel

The Barn Boulevardier

Rich, herbal, and smooth

Ingredients
  • 1 oz/30 ml The Gael
  • 1 oz/30 ml amaro
  • 1 oz/30 ml sweet vermouth
Method

Add all ingredients to a mixing glass; gently stir to chill, about 35 rotations; strain into a chilled coupe glass; garnish with an orange peel;

Glass

Coupe

Garnish

Orange Twist

Farmhouse Old Fashioned

Smooth, velvety, and elegant

Ingredients
  • 2 oz/60 ml The Gael
  • 0.5 Oz/15 ml demerara syrup*
  • 2 dashes angostura bitters
  • 2 dashes orange bitters
Method

Add all ingredients to a mixing glass; gently stir to chill, about 30 rotations; strain into a short glass over one large cube; garnish with an orange peel*equal parts Demerara sugar and warm water, stirred to mix.

Glass

Rocks Glass

Garnish

Orange Peel

Pair The Gael with

Raw Bar — A medley of shellfish. We recommend oysters, clams, shrimp, mussels or lobster.

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