The whiskey initially matured in ex-bourbon barrels before finishing for seven months in Garrison Balmorhea barrels.
“The Balmorhea barrels bring a distinct finish to the whiskey compared to what we normally find from American Oak,” says Oisin Mulcahy, Head Distiller of Clonakilty Distillery. “This is due to the wildly different climates that exist in Texas and Clonakilty.”
Separated by 4,500 miles of ocean, these family-run distilleries have joined forces to create a limited-edition Irish single malt exclusively for the Texas market.
The 7-Year-Old Irish Single Malt has aromas of sea salt, vanilla and fresh cut lumber, the companies report, followed by banana nut, plums, spices and cherry on the palate. The finish is wood, spice and vanilla.
This one-time bottling, 117.6 proof, is now available at select retailers throughout Texas with a suggested retail price of $69.99 for a 750-ml. bottle.