I became an honorary Gin Rectifier last night (May 9). I took an oath and now I am duty bound to promote the best interests of gin.
The Irish Whiskey Society Single Cask Whiskey, which was produced at Irish Distillers’ Midleton Distillery, is available to IWS members exclusively.
Launched at the Old Jameson Distillery in Dublin yesterday (October 31), the expression was bottled from the contents of an ex-bourbon cask, chosen by the members of the IWS at a tasting event in the Old Jameson Distillery in April of this year.
Just 204 bottles of the 17-year old Single Pot Still Whiskey (55.2% ABV) were produced.
Barry Crockett, master distiller for Irish Distillers Pernod Ricard, said: “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.”