In 1691, Ireland was torn by injustice and natural disasters. Soldiers and refugees who were forced to sail by ship to other countries became known as "The Wild Geese". During a time of oppression and famine, they created a beautiful dream: FREEDOM FOR ALL. The Wild Geese Heritage Collection is made with a double distillation to create a smoother whiskey with more extensive character. The key to super-premium whiskey here is blending: finding the right balance between robust and spicy malts and light mellow grains. White oak barrels previously used to make bourbon are used for aging - but only once. This is because the less often a barrel has been used before, the more flavor and character can emerge in the whiskey. Awards: - 91 POINTS Ultimate Spirits Challenge 2011 - GOLD The Spirits Business 2010 - DOUBLE GOLD WSWA Tasting Competition 2010 - BEST IRISH Whiskey WSWA Tasting Competition 2010 Tasting notes:Color: Rich ocher. Nose: Pure, soft, refined, multilayered oak aromas, ripe summer berries. Taste: Finely balanced, soft, peppery and spicy with malty oak, complex sweetness with hints of vanilla. Finish: Long lasting. A timeless whiskey that should be enjoyed as slowly and gently as the whiskey itself.