Dingle Cónocht an Earraigh to celebrate the Spring Equinox

Petra Milde |

Sixth edition of the Wheel of the Year series released - plus two single casks


The Irish wheel continues to turn: with the Cónocht an Earraigh, Dingle presents the sixth edition of the "Wheel of the Year" series, which is dedicated to the Celtic year. A total of eight festivals are celebrated throughout the year, with Dingle promising an additional ninth edition.

After celebrating the winter solstice in December with the Grianstad an Gheimhridh, the fifth whiskey in the series, the Irish Dingle Distillery is turning its attention to spring with the new edition. The triple-distilled single malt whiskey matured in bourbon barrels and was then finished in Cabernet Sauvignon wine casks. It was neither coloured nor chill-filtered and bottled at 50.5% vol.

Tasting notes for the Dingle Cónocht an Earraigh

Nose: Ripe plums, blackberries dusted with icing sugar, toasted almonds and muscovado sugar.

Palate: Hints of rich red fruits, delicate spices, gingerbread, fruit cake and dark toffee.

Finish: Long lasting, with sweet fruits balanced by dry tannins.

Two eight-year-old Dingle Single Casks released

Fans of the Irish distillery can not only look forward to this sixth Wheel of the Year edition, but also to two triple-distilled single malts, which were released as single cask bottlings especially for the German market. Each eight-year-old, they are characterised by different casks they were matured in:

Dingle Oloroso Sherry Cask 2015/2024

  • Distilled 25/03/2015, bottled 07/01/2014
  • 348 bottles
  • 59.4% vol cask strength
  • Not coloured, not chill-filtered

Dingle Bourbon Cask 2015/2024

  • Distilled 12/05/2015, bottled 05/01/2014
  • 264 bottles
  • 59.2% vol cask strength
  • Uncoloured, not chill-filtered


Both the Dingle Cónocht an Earraigh and other editions of the Wheel of the Year as well as the two new single cask bottlings can already be found here in the Whisky.de online shop.


Pictures: Dingle Distillery / Kirsch Import

Petra Milde is a freelance author of books and specialist writing about spirits and food. She has been supporting the Whisky.de editorial team since 2015 and creates informative and entertaining articles in the news section.

Besides her writing work, she moderates tastings and can be met at spirits fairs, both behind the stands and in front of them, looking for new products and interesting people to talk to.