Ballyhoo begins as a sourced Irish whiskey with a mash bill of 93% corn imported from France and 7% malted barley that we bring to our distillery in County Mayo, Ireland to further age and finish in used port barrels from Portugal. This second step softens the grain whiskey and rounds out the flavor into an easy sipper. We do not add artificial color or caramel, so the product remains quite light in appearance, but with nice reddish undertones from the port. It is bottled by hand at the distillery.
The nose is light and soft with gentle vanilla and almond mixing with some warming spice and sweetness. The palate gives you nice notes of vanilla with some hints of spice and subtle wood from the port and bourbon casks. The additional port finishing softens the whiskey and it lingers long, warm and ever so smooth. It is perfect neat, on the rocks, or in a cocktail.