The love-battle associated with the elopement of Diarmait and Grania is widely considered the greatest romance in the pantheon of Irish Legends.
This Irish Single Malt has been aged for 11 years in American oak casks and finished for 3 in the finest Pedro Ximenez and Oloroso sherry casks. Annacoona is the first expression from Athru and an exceptional single malt, resonant with autumnal aromas and rich, silky smoothness.
The Legend & Story:
Annacoona is embodied in the story of these mythic lovers as the intertwined expression of Oloroso and PX Sherry and Irish Single Malt Whiskey that elucidates a menage a trois comprising of Finn McCool, his betrothed Grania and the libertine Diarmait. During a fateful hunt, set between the lush deep groves of Keshcorann and the majestic slopes of Ben Bulben, the other-worldly Earless Green Boar appears. During their almighty tussle the beast is killed but he is fatally gorged. Diarmait calls upon his erstwhile friend Finn to fetch a handful of Seefin Well's curative waters. Holding hostage this aqueos elixir in his life-giving hands, Finn agonises over whether he should save his former love rival's life. Walking back to the prostrate Diarmait, with the precious waters cupped in his enpalmed pail, the quest remains, 'What would you do with one last drop?'.
Limited release of 6600 bottles. 1 per customer.