Glendalough 17 Years Old Cask #2 is a Single Malt Irish Whiskey from the Glendalough distillery (sourced from Cooley though, which was one out of three active Irish disilleries when this was made). The whiskey first matured for 15 years in an ex-bourbon barrel, and was then finished for another 2 years in a rare Mizunara oak cask from Japan. It was bottled in 2019 at 46% ABV. Glendalough is an Irish craft distillery, founded in 2011 by a group of friends. The distillery’s logo portrays Saint Kevin, who is believed to have established the first abbot in the Glendalough valley. As the story goes, a blackbird once landed on St. Kevin’s hand while he was praying. St. Kevin proceeded to stand still for weeks to let the blackbird build its nest, and he did not move again until all the fledgelings had left the nest. The Glendalough Distillery draws inspiration from this story, reminding them that it takes patience to create something beautiful – like whiskey, which takes a very long time to mature. Only 652 bottles of Glendalough 17 Years Old Cask #2 have been released. It comes in a wooden box that matches the looks of the bottle. It takes up two spaces in one parcel.