GSN Review: Roe & Co Irish Whiskey

Roe & Co is a new, contemporary blend of Irish whiskey named after celebrated whiskey-maker George Roe. The Roe family began distilling whiskey in the 1700s, but it was George Roe in the mid-1800s who expanded the family business into the largest distillery of its time in Ireland. His distillery on Thomas Street, a neighbor to the well-known Guinness brewery, houses the largest smock windmill in Europe, known today as St. Patrick’s Tower which remains a historic landmark.

Diageo Master Blender Caroline Martin partnered with a team of five hand-picked Irish bartenders who trialed more than 100 prototype blends before they created this expression of Irish whiskey. Roe & Co Irish Whiskey was made by bartenders for bartenders. The completed Roe & Co liquid consists of more than 100 blended malt and grain whiskeys, aged in bourbon casks. Roe & Co is non-chill filtered and bottled at 45 percent ABV.

GSN’s Remarks: Heady nose of caramel and vanilla leading the parade. Light entry that quickly transforms into a sweet and lightly oaked flavor bomb. A somewhat chewy mouthfeel, with warm, round, near creamy notes on the palate. Interestingly, there is a modicum of peppery spice here, which lingers long on the tongue. This may be due to the slightly higher ABV. Overall, a perfect palette for creative cocktails, or enjoying over a few rocks to share some Irish craic at your next gathering. GSN Rating: A-

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Roe & Co Irish Coffee:


1.5 oz Roe & Co
2 tsp light brown sugar
1 cup hot or cold brewed coffee
Whipped cream


HOT: Add Hot coffee and sugar, stir and mix well. Once combined, add the Roe & Co Irish Whiskey. Top with Whipped Cream.

COLD: Mix sugar and cold brew coffee well. Stir in Roe & Co. Irish Whiskey and pour over ice filled Irish coffee mug. Top with Whipped Cream.