Put down that bottle of Jameson. You can pick it up later – Jameson is fine. But there is much more to Irish whisky than one or two brands. Don’t believe me? Hit up Whisky Loot and they’ll tell you – actually, they’ll show you.
The Australian online whisky subscription service has decided to turn their attention to this year’s St Paddy’s Day by launching its very own “Irish Whiskey Pack”. Much like all their other packs, the box comes with three premium 60ml whiskies that have been hand-picked to showcase a range and depth that’ll easily change how you see Irish whiskey.
Given that in the past decade the amount of whiskey distilleries in Ireland grew from just four to over thirty, there’s a lot to get around.
These are three whiskies you can expect if you hit up Whisky Loot for this limited edition, $79 box.
1. Midleton Distillery – Redbreast Lustau Edition (Cork, Ireland).
Official notes: Redbreast is the darling child of the Irish whiskey world – the perfect embodiment of the Single Pot Still classification. This expression is aged between 9-12 years and then finished for one year in Oloroso sherry butts from the Bodegas Lustau in Jerez. Absolutely lip-smacking.
2. Hibernia Distillers – Hyde 6 Year Old President’s Cask (West Cork, Ireland)
Official notes: Hyde whiskies are the epitome of small batch distilling, with every run limited to 5000 bottles. The No. 4 cask comes fresh out of a rum barrel finish with no chill filtration. This is a complex oily drop with some truly unique notes, that also showcase the more temperate humid side of County Cork.
3. Kinahan’s Distillery – Kinahan’s 10 Year Old Single Malt (Dublin, Ireland)
Official notes: One of many long lost Irish whiskey brands that has recently been revived, the company dates back to 1779. This is a 10 year old Irish single malt, produced in small batches and aged in charred oak. The dram has been presented free from chill-filtration and at46%, for added depth and body.
To get your hands on one of these packs head on over to whiskyloot.com.