Boann Summer Solstice Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey
On the Summer Solstice 2023, Boann Distillery introduced its second Single Pot Still bottling, Cask No. 12, a Rivesaltes Single Cask bottled at cask strength, to a small group of whiskey enthusiasts, for a special tasting at Boann Distillery as part of the Boyne Valley Food Series.
Cask No. 12, a Rivesaltes Ambré barrique from the Languedoc-Roussillon region in Southern France, has been matured and bottled at Boann Distillery. It is a midsummer celebratory single cask bottling which yielded 401 bottles of 500mls at 60.5% ABV.
The Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey was unveiled to a select group of whiskey enthusiasts at a Summer Solstice Tasting event in the distillery as part of the Boyne Valley Food series, where attendees became the first to savour the new release.
Last December, Boann celebrated the winter solstice with its first Irish Single Pot Still Whiskey, ‘Solstice’, reviving whiskey distilling for the first time in the distillery’s home town of Drogheda, Co Meath, in 160 years.
The much-anticipated ‘Summer Solstice’ is the second Irish Single Pot Still whiskey from Boann, after undergoing three years of maturation in a 225-litre Rivesaltes Rouge Barriqu single cask from the Languedoc-Roussillon region in Southern France.
Distinguished by its more summer-inspired notes of red raisin, caramelised hazelnuts and burnt pineapple, this release offers a striking contrast to the Winter ‘Solstice’ whiskey’s rich winter flavours of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and sultanas.
On the longest day of the year, guests had the privilege of sampling both the Summer Solstice and Winter Solstice whiskeys, along with Boann’s acclaimed Single Pot Still ‘New Born’ expression and ageing spirit.
To enhance the tasting experience, each whiskey was paired with canapés carefully curated by culinary creatives Glasgow Diaz and sourced from local Boyne Valley farms, growers, and producers, perfectly complementing the unique flavours and characteristics of each expression.
Pat Cooney, Boann founder and entrepreneur said:
“Following the resounding success of our augural Irish Single Pot Still Whiskey unveiled during last year’s Winter Solstice celebration, Boann Distillery is aiming to captivate whiskey lovers again with our craftsmanship, passion and innovation.
Our Summer Solstice whiskey embodies the essence of the season and captures the spirit of the sun’s zenith, offering a symphony of flavours and a testament to our commitment to excellence
Summer Solstice will have a limited release of only 401 bottles, so it is sure to captivate connoisseurs and collectors alike.”
A 500ml bottle of ‘Summer Solstice’ Single Pot Still whiskey can be purchased for €150 exclusively on Boann Distillery website with a limit of two bottles per person.
Direct link to purchase the Summer Solstice: https://boanndistillery.ie/product/boann-summer-solstice-single-pot-still-irish-whiskey-2/
*Please note: shipping for orders of Boann Summer Solstice Single Pot Still Cask No. 12 will commence at the end of next week.
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