Ballaglas & Dhoon
The word “whisky” is an Anglicisation of the first word in the Gaelic phrase, uisce beatha, meaning “water of life” (modern Irish: uisce beatha, Scottish: uisge beatha and Manx: ushtey bea). The phrase was a translation of the Latin term aqua vitae, which was commonly used to describe distilled spirits during the Middle Ages.
The Isle of Man is a small island closely located between the two great whisky lands of Ireland and Scotland. As the smallest Celtic region, it’s thirst for independence is characterized by its own government (Tynwald), flag, money and Manx language – hence Manx for whisky being “ushtey bea”. This island remains a crown dependency within the British Isles.
From Gaelic, Ballaglass literally means ‘Farm of the Stream’ – a location that reflects this family owned small batch whisky and its cottage industry origins. The label is endorsed with a gaelic triskelion.
Distilled and blended with the finest malts and grains, the result whisky is a wonderfully well balanced dram of ushtey bea – it can be enjoyed neat, but a drop of water will open more of the mystery within.
November 2016 – Ballaglass gained international acclaim by winning the Cathay Pacific Gold medal at the Hong Kong Wine & Spirit Competition.
Tasting Note: Complex citrus nose delivers its promise on the palate. Very full with hints of cream and toasted toffee marshmallows.
Lombard’s gaelic themed Blended Scotch Whisky. Dhoon Glen means ‘Deep Place’ and is the Isle of Man’s deepest, most spectacular, natural glen… a beautifully balanced whisky displaying peaty notes both on the nose and palate, rolling to a long, dry finish.
So raise your glasses, enjoy the time and fill your hearts with warmth
Sláinte chuig na fir, agus go mairfidh na mna deo.
“Health to the men and may the women live forever! “