Two miles east of New Ross and the River Barrow, on the Wexford-Kilkenny border, lies An Leacain - The Hillside – the site of the rebel army camp on the eve of the Battle of Ross in 1798. Francis Kehoe has farmed here for four decades, his barley benefitting from well-drained, sloping fields of sandy loam of the famous Clonroche Series, particularly good for deep roots.
Head Distiller's Observations
Appearance: Apricot with va va voom! oils.
Nose: Orange, dark chocolate, barley husks, grapefruit, dried berries, hay dust, apricot, fruit shortcake biscuits, buttermilk, rose water.
Taste: Spices, butterscotch, white pepper, orange zest, earthy, trail mix, grapefruit, coco powder, late sweetness.
Finish: A gentle spice that lingers and holds then gets chewy and sweet.