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Sainsbury’s Taste the Difference Dun Leire 8 Year Old Single Malt Irish Whisky - 20th November, 2010

The Taste the Difference Dún Léire 8 Year Old Single Malt Irish Whiskey (£18.39) has recently won the Irish Whiskey of the Year in Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible - a first for a supermarket whisky. Made from malted barley by Cooleys, which was awarded Distiller of the Year 2008, it is perfect savoured on a cold winter’s night in front of the fire with friends and family.

Further information about this Irish Malt Whisky is below

Produced from malted barley which is mashed with spring water and fermented by yeast.  The resulting ‘wash’ is then distilled to produce ‘low wines’ and these are distilled to produce the spirit which is matured in oak casks for a minimum of 3 years. 

The malt is double distilled in copper pot stills and is matured for 8 years.  The casks are made from American white oak which previously matured either Bourbon or Irish Whiskey. 

The whiskey is produced exclusively for Sainsbury’s by a single distillery, Cooleys, which was awarded Distiller of the Year 2008.  The distillery was established in 1987 and is situated on the Cooley peninsular at the foot of the Cooley Mountains.  IWSC Gold Best in Class, ISC Silver medal.

Available now, 558 stores and is priced at £18.39 (40.0%)

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