Clontarf (whiskey)
Clontarf is a triple distilled Irish whiskey
Irish whiskey
Irish whiskey is whiskey made in Ireland.Key regulations defining Irish whiskey and its production are established by the Irish Whiskey Act of 1980, and are relatively simple...

 produced by the Clontarf Whiskey Company, a subsidiary of Castle Brands Inc. The whiskey takes it name from the Battle of Clontarf
Battle of Clontarf
The Battle of Clontarf took place on 23 April 1014 between the forces of Brian Boru and the forces led by the King of Leinster, Máel Mórda mac Murchada: composed mainly of his own men, Viking mercenaries from Dublin and the Orkney Islands led by his cousin Sigtrygg, as well as the one rebellious...

 in 1014. On 14 February 2008, the owner of the Clontarf brand announced that they were going to launch a new packaging and marketing campaign for the whiskey.

The whiskey

Clontarf makes a blended whiskey (called simply Clontarf Irish Whiskey) and a single malt, as well as a reserve that is a blend of single malt and grain whiskey. All three varieties are also available in the Clontarf Trinity collection.


The Clontarf single malt has generally outperformed its Reserve counterpart at international spirit ratings
Spirit ratings
With a growing number of microdistilleries and an expanding number of offerings from large corporate entities, a number of institutions have arisen to provide professional evaluations of individual spirits...

competitions. The single malt received a score of 85-89 from Wine Enthusiast in 2005 (vs. 80-84 for the Reserve).. In the same time period, the single malt received a gold medal from the San Francisco World Spirits Competition, besting the silver medal earned by the Reserve..

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