Kilbeggan is Gaelic for “little church”.
Kilbeggan Irish Whiskey first appeared as a John Locke’s brand over 100 years ago and was sold successfully until Locke’s distillery ceased production in the 1950’s. Locke’s distillery is the oldest continuously licensed whiskey distillery in the world dating back to 1757.
Drawing on centuries of tradition and craft, Kilbeggan Irish Whiskey is distilled from the purest clear water and the finest malted Irish barley and maize, gently matured for long years in oak casks in the ancient warehouses in Kilbeggan and skilfully blended to create a whiskey of unique smoothness, character and balance.
Cooley relaunched the Kilbeggan brand in 1994 and it has had continued success in the market place. Kilbeggan now has a new and exciting packaging.
Nose: Traces of sweet oloroso plus some sweet malt that over powers the clean grain.
Taste: There is an abundant lushness, where the malt moves freely around the palate, gathering honey notes along the way.
Finish: The dryness purveys with some genuine oaky tones coming through.
Serving Suggestions: Kilbeggan Irish Whiskey can be served neat, on the rocks or with water to taste. It is also an excellent ingredient for cocktails and perfect with mixers.
The finest grain and malt whiskey
A smooth, sweet taste
Lovely malt finish