Dunvilles Three Crowns Irish Whiskey
Until recently the only place you could find a bottle of Three Crowns was at auction. Now, Echlinville distillery has revived this great whiskey to bring its flavour to a new generation. The original "Three Crowns" was introduced way back in 1830's and lasted around 100 years before being discontinued. Many bottles are still in circulation and the original style of the whiskey was similar to Dunville's "VR" with the "Three Crowns" using more sherry casks for the maturation.
It's a blended whiskey made up with 4 year old grain, 10 year old malt and 15 year old malt finished in Oloroso casks. This heavenly selection makes an eminently drinkable dram with a sweet and smooth palate and a soft, lingering finish.Learn More£41.50Out of stock.
Dunvilles Peated Three Crowns Irish Whiskey
The owner of Echlinville Distillery, Shane Braniff, had a dream that he would bring Dunville's whiskey back to the world, 80 years after the last Dunville's whiskey was distilled, and he has. Not only the award winning Dunville's PX but also the Dunville's Three Crowns and now this, peated to perfection!
Find aromas of light honey and mocha with a little light smoke drifting over. The palate is long and slightly fruity with over-ripe gooseberries, while mocha and smoke make their quiet pleas for attention on the finish. Think butterscotch, subdued smoke, milk chocolate, stewed pear, earthy, vanilla, cinnamon and dried apricots.
“Even people purporting not to like peated whiskey will have a problem finding fault with this. This is a rare treat of an Irish.” Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible 2018Learn More£49.00
Dunvilles VR Single Malt 10 year old Irish Whiskey
After the success of the very modern Feckin' Irish Whiskey brand, Northern Irishman Shane Braniff of Echlinville Distillery was inspired to draw on a little heritage, so he bought the rights to the famous old Dunville's brand.
There are over 100 years of, sometimes turbulent, history in the family owned distillery (and tea importer). The VR 10-year-old has been their most popular whiskey, launched in 1837 and named after Queen Victoria, when she ascended the throne. Unfortunately, Dunville & Co. was liquidated in 1936 due, in part, to family tragedies and Prohibition in the USA.
The 10-year-old is a very intriguing release, with plenty of orchard fruit, custard and old fashioned sweetie notes. It was crowned Best Irish Single Malt Under 12 Years at the 2015 World Whiskies Awards and was honoured with this accolade again in the 2016 Awards.
WORLD WHISKY AWARDS 2015 and 2016 - Winner of the Best Irish Single Malt in category '12 Years and Under'
With a complexity seldom found in such a delicate Single Malt, this expression is worthy of its Royal Ancestral past, this legendary whiskey will once again take its rightful place amongst the premier whiskeys of the world. - 2015
The nose is sweet and varied with cake spices, dried apple, poached clementines, vanilla and gentle, toasted oak. The palate is thick and spicy with sandalwood, musky spice, nutmeg and all-spice, vanilla and some citrus pith. Juicy and pleasant on the finish with some lingering wood. - 2016Learn More£70.50Out of stock.