Slane Irish Whiskey Launches in Ireland

Slane Irish Whiskey Launches in Ireland

Slane - Export Bottle - 70cL copyWe here at the Almanac are big fans of Irish whiskey. We are the only nation to put an ‘e’ in the word… others just spell it whisky. This is obviously a signal that our whiskey is far superior. So when there is a new Irish whiskey in town, we are all up in its grill.

So here’s an interesting new bottle for you to gaze over… Slane Irish Whiskey. The makers say it is a “unique, triple-casked blend of exceptional Irish whiskey, born on the historic grounds of Slane Castle in the Boyne Valley, Co. Meath. Combining the traditions of the past with the emergent Ireland of today.”

The company making it, Brown-Forman have gotten into bed with Lord Henry Mountcharles and his son, Alex Conyngham of the Conyngham family, proprietors of Slane Castle Estate. Together they plan to make us drunk, castle-style.

Most of us like whiskey that tastes nice and that doesn’t burn our esophagus out of our ribcage. But here are more details for whiskey officiandos:

Brown-Forman, the master blenders say, “Slane Irish Whiskey is a smooth balance of the highest quality grain and malt Irish whiskies. Enhanced by a signature triple casked blending method using virgin American oak, seasoned American whiskey and Oloroso sherry casks from Jerez in Spain. The unique process of maturation gives Slane Irish Whiskey a more complex and robust flavour, while retaining that warm, Irish smoothness. Slane Irish Whiskey is a testament to the character of the people of Slane, and to all those who take pride in building their own legacy.”

Notes of fruit and spice entice the palate while the blend sweetens with layers of rich caramel, vanilla and butterscotch. The result is an easy flavourful Irish whiskey, unlike any other.

COLOR: A warm, golden topaz with hues of rich toffee

NOSE: Complex fruit with drizzles of caramel, butterscotch and vanilla; brown spice and toasted oak

TASTE: Spicy at first but quickly sweetened with rich caramel, vanilla and butterscotch atop a deep layer of dried fruit

FINISH: Lingering hints of dry fruit and caramelized sugar.

Slane Irish Whiskey will be made in the distillery on the grounds of Slane Castle, Co. Meath and the visitor experience centre will open this summer. The distillery is being built into the renovated 250-year-old-gothic farm buildings of the castle. It will showcase the revival of the historic architecture and castle grounds.

Slane Irish Whiskey is available in Ireland now for €33 RRP.










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