So as I wandered into The Palace Bar on Saturday night last for the unofficial after party of Whiskey Live 2018, I was met by a smiling Peter White pouring a wee drop into Willie Murphy’s glass. Strange I thought as Peter generally only works at Dick Macs in Dingle!! And sure enough…..I guess thats partially what he was doing! The drop in question turned out to be a bottle of The Irishman Single Malt finished in Dick Macs own Coffee Stout barrel! Like everything that has come from Walsh Distillery, this is a beauty. Made all the better by a Kerry made stout of course! I hope to review it shortly but once again, till then, have a read of the press release.
- Just 240 bottles of Single Malt from a unique three cask maturation and finish combining American Bourbon, Spanish Oloroso Sherry and Coffee Stout from Kerry.
Tuesday 27th November 2018: Walsh Whiskey has released a unique expression in collaboration with the renowned Dick Mack’s Brewhouse in Dingle – The Irishman Single Malt – Coffee Stout Cask (ABV 48%). A very limited edition of just 240 bottles available exclusively from the Celtic Whiskey Shop.
The award-winning The Irishman – Single Malt’s notes of luscious peach and dried apricot, infused with vanilla sweetness and toasted almonds, compliment the chocolate and caramel maltiness coming through from the Coffee Stout. A deliciously silky-smooth body envelops the delicate cold-infused coffee influence, bringing a rich creaminess to the fore for a sumptuous dram.
Announcing the release Walsh Whiskey, Managing Director, Bernard Walsh, said: “This exclusive bottling commenced its journey in January 2018 when an intrepid bunch from Dick Mack’s Brewhouse in Dingle made the journey to Carlow with their Coffee Stout Barrel. We filled it with The Irishman – Single Malt, which itself is matured in American Bourbon and Spanish Oloroso Sherry barrels, and we left it to mature for 9 months. We are delighted with the results of this exclusive collaboration.”
Finn MacDonnell of Dick Mack’s Brewhouse said: “This idea sprang from a conversation between Walsh Whiskey and Peter White who had previously discussed the merits of having a collaboration between Dick Mack’s Pub and Walsh Whiskey. We are privileged that Bernard Walsh was as enthusiastic as ourselves to work on this project and as a result we are delighted to be able to bring this whiskey to fruition.”
Bottled at 48% ABV, this release will be exclusively available from the Celtic Whiskey Shop. With just 240 bottles produced, this is a truly special release not to be missed.
The Irishman Single Malt – Coffee Stout Cask
- 100% Irish Single Malt Whiskey (The Irishman – Single Malt)
- Triple Distilled
- 48% ABV, Natural Non-Chill Filtered
- Matured in two different woods: American Oak Bourbon & Oloroso Sherry
- Finished for an additional 9 months in Coffee Stout Cask from Dick Mack’s Brewhouse, Dingle (Dark Stout finished with cold-infused coffee from the specialist coffee house, Bean, in Dingle)
- Extremely limited release; just 240 bottles produced
Nose – Ripe and fruity with luscious peach and dried apricot. Roast chocolate and caramel malts.
Palate – Vanilla sweetness, toasted almonds, bittersweet, dark chocolate and layers of coffee
Finish – A rich, full-flavoured creaminess. Silky smooth