Over 300 whiskies battled it out over three tasting rounds for the 2011 Best Whiskies in the World awards which are adjudicated by a panel of whisky experts brought together by Whisky magazine.
Originally launched as a limited batch of just 5,000 bottles in 2008, the Greenore 15 Year-Old has won two Gold medals and two Best in Class commendations at the International Wine and Spirits Competition and three World Whiskies Awards.
Greenore is named after a local town in the area in which it is produced.
Jack Teeling, Managing Director of Cooley Distillery, explained that Greenore is the only Irish Single Grain Whiskey in existence “… and it’s success is proof positive of Ireland’s ability to produce world class products which are marketable at home and overseas.”
The award coincides with the launch of the latest expression in the Greenore range – the small-batch bottling of 18 Year-Old Single Grain. Greenore 18 Year-Old conveys how extra years in American oak casks impart further depth and flavour to this Single Grain whiskey. This small-batch bottling has been limited to just 4,000 bottles.