Okillowen Distillery was based in 2017 by a trio of buddies. Located within the Mourne Mountains in County Down, Northern Eire, the small operation rapidly made a reputation for itself by releasing revolutionary cask-finished whiskeys, full with clear packaging that gives particulars on sourcing, mix ratio, and barrel finishes.

Simply in time for St. Patrick’s Day, Killowen has 4 new merchandise: two single malt Irish whiskeys, one single pot nonetheless Irish whiskey, and one poítin.

Two of those releases — Coconut Rum & Raisin Impressed 5-12 months-Outdated Single Malt and Barántúil White Cognac Cask Single Pot Nonetheless — are unique to the U.S. market.

“We seemed into the easiest of our cask room to carry one thing particular to America,” mentioned Brendan Carty, director of Killowen Distillery. “My favourite cask of Barantúil was the White Cognac cask; it was a no brainer and the U.S. deserves it. As for the Rum & Raisin Single Malt, nothing beats the coconut rum cask. These single cask flavors won’t ever occur once more, and what few bottles stay are hanging round totally different components of the U.S.” 

All 4 spirits can be purchased online. Every may be very restricted in amount, so if you wish to rating a bottle for your self, don’t delay.

Killowen Signature Rum & Raisin 5-12 months-Outdated Single Malt

a bottle of Killowen Signature Rum & Raisin 5-Year-Old Single Malt Irish whiskey

This 5-year-old whiskey was sourced by Killowen, who chosen a handful of casks from a distillery within the neighboring County Louth. The whiskey has inherent notes of apples and pears, plus wealthy molasses and tropical fruits courtesy of darkish rum casks. Pedro Ximénez sherry casks present additional notes of raisins and dried fruits. The playful identify is a nod to the cask decisions and the start of a signature launch that can be replicated in various kinds. | 55% ABV, $77/375ml

Killowen Coconut Rum & Raisin Impressed 5-12 months-Outdated Single Malt

This particular launch of Killowen’s Rum & Raisin 5-12 months-Outdated Single Malt begins with whiskey that originated in Cooley Distillery. Then it will get a Caribbean twist with the addition of a West Indies coconut rum cask rather than Killowen’s personal rum barrels. Similar to the unique model, PX sherry butts are utilized to impart raisin-like complexity and complement the one malt. | 55% ABV, $80/375ml

Killowen Barántúil White Cognac Cask Single Pot Nonetheless Irish Whiskey

That includes Killowen’s personal very uncommon distillate, this whiskey was aged in an American oak cask that after held Hennessy Pure White Cognac, a collector’s merchandise expression that’s principally present in journey retail outlets. The cask was not re-charred, however as an alternative was delivered contemporary and moist, able to affect this single pot nonetheless whiskey. | 61% ABV, $115/375ml

Killowen Pangur Irish Poitín

a bottle of Killowen Pangur Irish Poitín

Poitín, which interprets to “little pot,” is a conventional Irish distillate and a precursor to the aged whiskeys dotting Eire right now. Killowen Pangur is a 50-50 marriage of two Irish poitíns from two iconic distilleries, mixed to type a product with superior physique and taste. Although poitín was historically unaged, Pangur is offered in three varieties: one rested in bourbon casks, one in stout casks, and one in PX sherry casks. | 47% ABV, $40/700ml

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