Irish Distillers and the Irish Whiskey Society unveil exclusive bottling of single pot still whiskey - 1st November, 2012
Irish Distillers Pernod Ricard and the Irish Whiskey Society (IWS) last night celebrated the launch of The Irish Whiskey Society Single Cask Whiskey at the Old Jameson Distillery in Dublin. The Irish Whiskey Society Single Cask Whiskey is an exclusive IWS members’ only whiskey produced by Irish Distillers Ltd. at their Midleton Distillery in Midleton, Co. Cork, Ireland.
Pictured: Leo Phelan. President of the Irish Whiskey Society and David Byrne, Category Development Manager Single Pot Still & Prestige Whiskeys Irish Distillers Pernod Ricard
The event was attended by members of the IWS who came to sample a selection of Irish Distillers’ whiskeys, alongside the new limited-edition expression. A tutored whiskey tasting was conducted by Liam Donegan of Irish Distillers Pernod Ricard.
The Irish Whiskey Society Single Cask Whiskey comprises the entire contents of one ex-bourbon cask – cask number 1038 - which was chosen by the members of the IWS at a tasting event in the Old Jameson Distillery in April of this year. With just 204 bottles produced, this exclusive release is only available to members of the IWS.
The Irish Whiskey Society Single Cask Whiskey is a 17 Year Old Single Pot Still Whiskey which has been bottled at 55.2% ABV. The cask was filled on the 13th January 1995 and was bottled on the 17th October of this year (2012). Single Pot Still Whiskey is unique to Ireland and to the Midleton Distillery in particular. Made from a mash of malted and unmalted barley that is then triple distilled in traditional copper pot stills, this style of whiskey is renowned for its full, complex flavours and smooth, creamy mouth feel.
Barry Crockett, Master Distiller for Irish Distillers Pernod Ricard, says: “We are delighted to have collaborated with the Irish Whiskey Society for this unique and exclusive distillation of one of our select aged whiskey casks. It was a pleasure for us to partner with the IWS to select and produce a product which celebrates both the best of Irish Single Pot Still Whiskey and our special relationship with them. The fact that the whiskey has been selected by its members, for its members, has made the project most enjoyable.”
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