Finally the wait is over, 12 years since first laid down, The Irishman is set to release 12 barrels of its first 12 year old Single Malt Irish Whiskey. Hot on the heels of a major repackaging of its brands in June, The Irishman has followed up with a stunner. This is a real statement of intent by Founder Bernard Walsh as the company is working its way through a series of planned new releases.
This outstanding whiskey is the outcome of 12 years maturation in exclusively first fill Bourbon casks. The result is a whiskey that shows exceptional interaction between spirit and wood. “Each year we will select only a handful of the best barrels, to make the cut for our 12 Year Old” Walsh says. Although the company only ever plans to release a maximum of 6000 bottles annually, this year the number will be restricted to just 12 barrels (approximately 4000 bottles). Each bottle comes signed and numbered by batch as a mark of quality. Furthermore this is the first commercial bottling in Ireland of non-chill filtered 12 year old Single Malt Irish Whiskey at 43%.
Proving that The Irishman produce only the best Irish whiskey, this 12 Year Old Single Malt has been awarded Gold and Best In Class at the 2013 International Spirits Challenge held in London.