Finished for up to a year in the rarest of all casks, virgin Irish Oak, this is a milestone for Irish whiskey. A single cask, mainstream whiskey that makes available the flavours of Irish oak to everyone.
Each bottle is numbered and traceable to each cask and even to the tree from whence it came.
Each year, at the beginning of Winter we sustainably fell140 year-old trees from the ancient oak forests in the mountains around the distillery. This is the beginning of a year-long process that ends with an Irish oak hogshead.
These special casks are filled with the most quintessentially Irish of whiskeys - pot still. The higher levels of toasted oak and vanilla flavours that Irish oak brings to the liquid complement and balance traditional Potstill spices.
Sweet and citrus with vanilla,
caramel, banana, treacle, with earthy, herbal undertones, oak spices and leather.
Chewy, warm and buttery, pot still malt and spices, toffeed pears, treacle, cinnamon, nutmeg and distinctive toasted, tannic oak, and grapefruit.
Long with creamy vanilla, forest fruit, almond, and toasted Irish oak.