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"The Spirit o Kilbeggan"

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"The Spirit o Kilbeggan"

Postby Alan Gold Label » Fri Oct 23, 2009 4:25 pm

Cooley have released em, three small vials of that "spirit" * from the Kilbeggan distillery that willl eventually become whiskey.

Ye can only get it in Celtic Whiskey Shop though or at the visitor centre in Kilbeggan.

http://www.celticwhiskeyshop.com/asp/pr ... 0kilbeggan

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€20 for 180mls of a liquid that isn't legally whiskey?
I'm assuming this is a thing for collector's but I'd be curious to taste them. Has this type of thing been released before? Are they likely to increase in value over the years?


*whiskey's gotta be matured for a minimum of three years to be legally called whiskey in Ireland. Em, just in case anyone didn't know...
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Re: "The Spirit o Kilbeggan"

Postby irishwhiskeychaser » Thu Oct 29, 2009 11:20 pm

Not in the Irish Whiskey industry but it has become very prevelent in the Scotch whisky industry especially from the younger distilleries.

I actually tasted Kilbeggan New Spirit fresh and warm directly from the still and it seem like a very nice spirit. Well worth a taste but I'm not sure what % the samples are. But it was about 73% the day I tasted it.

Really looking forward to tasting this as whiskey 8)
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Re: "The Spirit o Kilbeggan"

Postby Alan Gold Label » Thu Oct 29, 2009 11:44 pm

A reply! :shock:

Haha, threads on Irish whiskey on this site are a bit quiet aren't they? :|

Not sure about buying these Kilbeggan spirits. I'm interested but I'm also skint.
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Re: "The Spirit o Kilbeggan"

Postby Aidan » Fri Oct 30, 2009 12:50 am

I have this pack, and it's good value, compared to what you might pay for similar stuff. It's a bit of a novelty too. The spirit is very good, in my opinion.
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Re: "The Spirit o Kilbeggan"

Postby Aidan » Fri Oct 30, 2009 1:14 am

Also, the vast majority of those on the board won't have had a chance to try these. Only available in Ireland, as you know.
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Re: "The Spirit o Kilbeggan"

Postby irishwhiskeychaser » Sun Dec 20, 2009 9:53 pm

I have since bought a couple of these packs also ... great packaging and the Whisky Du Maison test tube bottles which I think looks the bizz.

Excellent pressie for any whiskey enthusiast :thumbsup:
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Re: "The Spirit o Kilbeggan"

Postby Alan Gold Label » Mon Dec 21, 2009 12:30 am

How many is "a couple" ? :o
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Re: "The Spirit o Kilbeggan"

Postby irishwhiskeychaser » Mon Dec 28, 2009 11:17 pm

Collector57 wrote:Two ? :?
(Though IWC may use the term loosely :) )


I may indeed use certain terms loosely ... like "night cap" or "you'll have a small one" :wink:

but in this case a couple is indeed two. :thumbsup:
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Re: "The Spirit o Kilbeggan"

Postby irishwhiskeychaser » Fri Jan 15, 2010 12:47 pm

It is actually a very Irish thing to use the term Couple and actually mean a few. :oops:

Probably comes from situations like going down to the pub for a couple pints :wink:
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