The Hanson from J.J. Corry is a very impressive Irish Grain Whiskey Blend. Aromas of ice cream, sponge cake and vanilla. The palate is sweet fruit, floral vanilla and oak spices. The finish has tropical fruit and a touch of fresh runny honey.
In the 19th Century whiskey trade, it was the excisemen who kept everyone in line. In their trademark bowler hats, these 'Gaugers' 'tested bonders' stocks, as well as tracking down illicit stills and rowdy dibins. men to be avoided... Except the JJ Corry, whiskey bonder and blender in Kilkrush, was smarter than that. He befriended john Andrew Hanson, the young exciseman for County Clare, and he regularly invited him to share a taoscan of his best stuff. And when Gauger Hanson proposed to his youngest daughter, Josie, J.J. certainly did not object!
Over a century later, this mellow, rich blend of Irish Grain Whiskeys is bonded and blended on the McGuane family farm in Cooraclare. So lets savour this, raise a glass and tip the hat to family bonds!