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RE: Tyrconnell Finishes Port/Sherry/Madeira/Single Cask

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RE: Tyrconnell Finishes Port/Sherry/Madeira/Single Cask

Postby cathach » Tue May 06, 2008 2:04 am

I notice that the above bottlings are out at 46%ABV or as marketing suits are now calling it "premium strength". Now as this is normally done with unchillfiltered whiskey does this mean that these expressions are so? I can find no mention on the cooley website [they really need to spruce up their act when it comes to marketing] or on the bottle itself.
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Re: RE: Tyrconnell Finishes Port/Sherry/Madeira/Single Cask

Postby DavidH » Tue May 06, 2008 9:46 am

No, they are not chill-filtered (according to Noel Sweeney, Cooley's Master Blender at a tasting I attended).

As I understand it, chill-filtering is unnecessary at 46% and above. I presume they do not go to the expense of it if they don't need to. All it would achieve is the removal of some flavour elements, which would not be desirable.
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Re: RE: Tyrconnell Finishes Port/Sherry/Madeira/Single Cask

Postby cathach » Tue May 06, 2008 9:53 pm

Cheers for clearing that up DavidH. I'm just surprised they don't mention it on the label as it's something that whiskey afficionados would go for.
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