Micil Distillery has unveiled the second release in its Island Series, Micil Madeira Island. The triple distilled Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey is inspired by the Galway distilleries of the past and the city’s historical trade links with France, Spain, and Portugal.
Micil Madeira Island was initially matured in ex-bourbon barrels, then individually finished for 11 months in Madeira casks (72%) sourced from Casknolia in Montilla, Spain, and ex-peated whiskey quarter casks (28%) sourced from Alter Oak in France. After the finishing period, the Madeira casks and ex-peated whiskey quarter casks were vatted together and bottled of natural color and without chill filtration at 46% ABV.
Micil Madeira Island is described as having aromas of “light sweet peat smoke surrounded by citrus peels and distinct spice notes like cinnamon, clove oils, and nutmeg.” The palate exhibits notes of “candied orange sweets, milk chocolate, and undertones of grapefruit, apricots, and nutty pot still spices.”
Micil Madeira Island is limited to 1,754 bottles and carries a suggested retail price of €55 for a 70 cL bottle.
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