The Dingle Distillery, in the old sawmills on the fringes of Dingle, Europe’s most westerly town, has launched its first small batch whiskey: triple distilled using three individual copper pot stills and matured in Bourbon casks, the result is presented as two new whiskies which are now available in limited quantities. Dingle Whiskey (46.5%, €65 rrp, 7,500 bottles) and Dingle Whiskey Cask Strength (60.7%, €120 rrp, 500 bottles).
The bespoke bottles for these whiskeys feature a painting by Liam O’Neill, commemorating the 100th anniversary of the 1916 rising.
The Dingle Distillery is a continuation of the success of The Porterhouse Brewing Company and the first purpose built distillery in over a century. Their first launches were a Dingle Original Gin and Dingle Distillery Vodka back in December 2012. “The immense success of Dingle Original Gin has paved the way for our new whiskey,” said Elliot Hughes of The Porterhouse Brewing Company. “We are not creating megabrands, or distilling for anyone else. At just two casks a day, our output may be modest, but our ambition is to create a whiskey of superlative quality and unique character, and I believe we have achieved that with Dingle Whiskey.”
Dingle Whiskey Cask Strength recently won the Gold Medal at the Irish Whiskey Awards 2016.
Dingle Whiskey (46.5%, €65 rrp, 7,500 bottles)
Dingle Whiskey Cask Strength (60.7%, €120 rrp, 500 bottles)
Now available at leading independent retailers.
Dingle Whiskey (46.5%)
A light coloured whiskey with aromas of honey, vanilla and a delicate nutty note.
At 46.5% ABV it warms the palate while spreading a toasted almonds note, along with candied lime, ginger and aniseed.
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