The first whiskey to be produced in Mayo in over 150 years, this exciting new super premium offering from the Connacht distillery has been handcrafted and barrel-aged onsite at the distillery’s location on the banks of the River Moy.
There are several factors that make Connacht whiskey different: one is the terroir – the distillery is located on the banks of the River Moy in Ballina, co Mayo and just a few miles away from the Atlantic ocean, the dramatic shifts in atmospheric pressure exerting an ever-changing influence on the whiskey maturing in the barrels.
Another factor is the three copper pots, custom designed by master distiller Robert Cassell. made to his specifications in Canada, the unusual dimensions of the stills, particularly the necks and heads, which are unlike any other stills in Ireland, ensure the whiskey will be unique.
Finally, the Connacht distillery exclusively uses hook head series ale malt from Minch Malt, a malted barley generally used by craft brewers and never before used by a whiskey distiller. grown on 11 family farms on County Wexford’s hook peninsula, this barley is shaped by the Celtic sea coastal micro-climate and was uniquely chosen for its deeper, richer flavour and colour.
This is bottle 348 of 800 individually numbered bottles produced for this Inaugural Release.
Note: slight peeling to front label & bottom right tab missing from presentation card holder inside the box. Images on request.
This bottle is from a private seller & is not eligible for a Vat receipt.