April 18, 2006

Michael Collins Irish Whiskey Review from Scotch Blog

Michael CollinsWe've been excited about Michael Collins Irish Whiskey for months now for a few reasons. For one, it was the brain child of of one of our idols (RIP, Mr. Frank). For two, we love Irish Whiskey - in fact, even though our Editor In Chief is Scottish, he likes the Irish better than the Scotch. Please don't tell anyone from the Highlands or he might have to return his kilt.

We haven't gotten our hands on a bottle yet, but our good friend Kevin over at The Scotch Blog has, and he posted a review of both the blended and single malt versions over at his site. Here's his roundup on the background of this interesting whiskey:

Developed by Sidney Frank with the partnership and whiskey production expertise of the Cooley Distillery, Michael Collins has been released in two versions, a Blend and a Single Malt. Michael Collins was developed for the U.S. market, but will be available at select upscale retailers as well as Duty Free in Ireland.

The whiskey is named in honor of "The Big Fellow" who spearheaded the fight for Irish independence and who was assassinated in 1922 at the age of 31. Both are bottled at 40% and aged in small oak casks to accelerate the maturation process.

Kevin's notes on both the blend and the single are quite interesting, so head on over and read the review to see what he has to say.

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Posted by Jake Jamieson at April 18, 2006 6:55 AM
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