West Cork Distillers launches Irish whiskey in conjunction with The Pogues

West Cork Distillers has launched an Irish whiskey developed in conjunction with The Pogues.

A collaboration between two of the world’s most renowned distillers, Barry Walsh and Frank McHardy, the whiskey is a blend of grain and 50% single malt Irish whiskey making it Ireland’s highest malt-containing blended Irish whiskey.

“We wanted to create an Irish whiskey with global appeal, which isn’t without its challenges,” says John O’Connell, co-founder of West Cork Distillers.

“The Pogues offer a perfect partnership as they share many of the same values as our company such as an independent spirit, a slightly unorthodox approach and a commitment to quality, as well as success on the international stage.”

Commenting on the partnership, The Pogues said: “It’s been brilliant working with such experts to come up with a whiskey that we all think speaks of us and that we all like the taste of.

“It’s mind-blowing to think that we will have our band represented through such a great Irish whiskey and we hope it stands the test of time.”

The whiskey has an aroma of malt, cracked nuts, almond and a slight sweetness and its smooth intensity delivers a palate that is malty and floral with a mild chocolate taste and lingering citrus.

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