Snooth's Spirit of the Week is...


Connacht Brothership Irish-American Whiskey ($39.99): Connacht Whiskey Company is run by three American’s and an Irishman. When they started the company their goal was to bring the production of Pot Still Whiskey back to the West of Ireland as it had been missing there for a century. Connacht is independently owned and sits just a few miles from the Atlantic Ocean. Given their unique cross culture partnership they decided to celebrate that noteworthy bond by creating a special Whiskey. Robert Cassell, the Master Distiller blends together 10 year old Irish Pot Still Whiskey (52%) and 10 year old American Whiskey (48%). The blend is assembled at New Liberty Distillery in Philadelphia.
In the glass Brothership has a bright yellow hue that shimmers nicely. Baked Golden Delicious apple aromas are joined by a host of spices on the welcoming nose. The palate here is firm and flavorful with apple strudel notes, toasted hazelnut, and oodles of spices in evidence. The finish is above average in length with wisps of chamomile, vanilla bean, and Crème Brulee making their presence felt. While it has some heft it goes down easily and makes it the sort of Whiskey you’ll want seconds of.

Brothership is delicious, complex, and engaging sipped neat. However its more than reasonable price-point makes it a fine choice to up the ante on your whiskey based cocktails without busting your budget. With spring here I recommend a recipe that is sure to help cool you down.

Whiskey Lemonade
2 parts Brothership Whiskey
6 parts fresh Lemonade
1 teaspoon of honey
2 slices of Lemon

Fill a highball glass or Mason jar with ice. Pour in the whiskey, fresh lemonade and honey. Stir vigorously and then put the lemon slices in.

Mentioned in this article


Add a Comment

Search Articles

Best Wine Deals

See More Deals

Snooth Media Network