[Sligo, Tuesday 9th November] For this Christmas, Athrú Whiskey has launched its first small batch release, a triple-casked malt Irish whiskey. This inaugural small batch release highlights a blend of three unique casks of six-year old Oloroso, six year-old Bourbon and 17-year old madeira finishes.
Limited to just 3,000 bottles and bottled at 46% abv, this perfect blend of malt Irish whiskey gives Athrú a combination of dried fruits and spiced vanilla with a subtle toffee finish.
Athrú Whiskey Head Distiller Ollie Alcorn said “I carefully select the best of each batch of casks’ to create our small batch, limited releases. After rooting through the warehouse, I’ve picked a moreish combination of Bourbon, Oloroso and Madeira, a Portuguese fortified wine which adds depth and sweetness reminiscent of Christmas cake. Together, they produce notes of dried fruits and spiced vanilla with a subtle toffee finish. This release takes us on a deep dive into further exploration of wood-finishing, allowing us to show a more experimental side to our approach.”
Commenting on the launch, distillery founder David Raethorne said “We are delighted to launch our first small batch release. This release will be of particular interest to those who have followed our journey since our first whiskey release in 2016 but also for those who want to experience the art of the Athrú Whiskey wood finishing process. At Lough Gill Distillery, we always endeavour to create really special and unique products and we think this is evident in this special Small Batch Release. We are really proud of this launch and can’t wait for whiskey fans to try it.”
Triple Casked Malt Irish Whiskey
70cl, 46% ABV (Limited to 3,000 bottles)
Our inaugural small batch release #1 highlights a blend of 3 unique casks of 6yo oloroso, 6yo bourbon and 17yo madeira finishes. Limited to just 3,000 bottles and bottled at 46% abv, this perfect blend of malt Irish whiskey gives us a combination of dried fruits and spiced vanilla with a subtle toffee finish
CASK TYPE: OLOROSO, BOURBON AND MADEIRA
BOTTLED: NOV 2021
COLOUR: BRIGHT RICH GOLD
NOSE: warming dried fruit that mingles with softly spiced vanilla and almond, with hints of lemon zest.
TASTE: the raisin note continues nestled within caramel, praline and butterscotch sweetness.
FINISH: gentle finish that fades leaving toffee and brown sugar notes.
The Athrú Small Batch Release Bottle is priced €85 and available to pre-order for December from athru.com or select stockists nationwide.