Kellan Irish Whiskey is a blend of malt and grain whiskeys. It is double distilled and then aged more than four years in used bourbon casks. Kellan is produced at the Cooley Distillery, one of only three distilleries in Ireland, and the only independent distillery in the country. Kellan Irish Whiskey has a golden amber hue and soft aromas of honeyed grain, roasted nuts and sweet malt. Take a sip and taste a lot of the same, plus some chocolate, honeyed fruit and a slight caramel flavor from its days aging in a bourbon barrel. The finish is long and dry, with lingering notes of wood.
At 80 proof, Kellan is an easy sipper and very drinkable neat. Throw in some ice or a splash of water, and it seems to do more harm than good. Rather than opening up new flavors, it merely dilutes the ones already there.