Knappogue Castle Irish Whiskey has announced the launch of their new Cask Finish Series, beginning with their 12 Year Old Single Malt Irish Whiskey finished in French oak casks from the Bordeaux winery, Château Pichon Baron.
With only 1,020 bottles set for production, the new limited release will be available in select markets for a suggested retail price of $80 per 750-ml. bottle.
The Knappogue Castle Château Pichon Baron aged first in bourbon barrels for a minimum of 12 years, then finished in casks from the Bordeaux winery. Made exclusively from malted barley, and distilled in copper pot stills, the liquid is non-chill filtered and bottled at 92 proof.
The nose is soft and fruity, with notes of strawberry and red berry, the company reports. On the palate, expect hints of juicy, sweet berry fruit coming through with red apple and strawberry, ending with hints of vanilla, spice and dry oak.
Knappogue Castle has plans for additional Barolo and Marsala wine-cask finished expressions slated to launch in early 2019.