West Cork Distillers, in partnership with its U.S. importer M.S. Walker, has introduced a new limited release IPA Cask Finished blended Irish Whiskey. This new release joins West Cork’s expanding line of craft whiskeys, which includes its popular Bourbon Cask, Black Reserve, 8-Year Single Malt Irish Whiskeys and a variety of limited release offerings.
West Cork IPA Cask Finished blended Irish whiskey is a 75:25 blend of Irish wheat & malted Irish barley, triple distilled in copper pot stills and aged in first fill bourbon casks for four years. The malt and grain components are then blended and aged for an additional 6 months in casks that had held Irish craft brewer Blacks of Kinsale’s IPA beer. This whiskey delivers aromas of citrus, tropical fruit and a lingering sweetness, with flavors of caramel, toffee, citrus peel and malt, and sweet vanilla and malt undertones on the finish.
West Cork Distillers, which is 100% Irish-owned and uses only local Irish ingredients, was founded in 2003 by childhood friends John O’Connell, Denis McCarthy and Ger McCarthy. The three men shared a passion for preserving the fine craft of traditional Irish whiskey. West Cork Distillers has become a recognized leader in innovation, distilling and bottling the finest craft Irish whiskey to come out of Ireland. The Distillery prides itself on hiring locally and working with local service providers to do their part to stimulate the economy of Southern Ireland.
This special limited-release whiskey (9,400 bottles) is rolling out now for $32.99 throughout the United States. For more information on West Cork Distillers and their complete range of Irish Whiskeys, please visit http://westcorkdistillers.com.