West Cork Distillers, in partnership with its U.S. importer M.S. Walker, today announced the limited release of the Glengarriff Collection of Irish whiskeys.
These whiskeys are single malts aged in sherry casks and then finished for six months in barrels that have been charred using fuel sources obtained from the Glengarriff Forest in Southern Ireland. West Cork uses a proprietary charring device built by the distillery with the guidance of a local blacksmith, the company says.
Launching this month, Glengarriff Peat Charred Cask carries aromas of spice, dried leather and sweet fruit, the company reports, with flavors of spice, malt and cracked pepper, and a finish of spice, nutmeg, malt and dried fruit. Glengarriff Bog Oak Charred Cask has dried fruit aromas, with smoky and slightly sweet flavors that lead to a finish of dried fruit with light smoke and peaty undertones.
Both of these whiskeys will retail for $44.99 throughout the United States. Only 4,800 bottles are available.
In Spring 2018, the Glengarriff series will add two new marks to the collection: Glengarriff Cherry Charred Cask and Glengarriff Apple Charred Cask.
Founded in 2003, West Cork Distillers’ core line of whiskeys includes its blended Bourbon Cask Blended Irish Whiskey and 10-Year Single Malt Irish Whiskey. Previous limited releases include a line of three 12-year old single malts finished in Rum, Port and Sherry casks, as well as a Black Reserve Irish Whiskey and 62% ABV Barrel Proof Irish Whiskey.