In a world’s first Currach Single Malt Irish Whiskey is finished in seaweed charred casks. The seaweed is sustainably hand-harvested from the coast of Co. Clare on the #WildAtlanticWay by fourth-generation seaweed harvesters, the Talty family. The Kombu seaweed is organically certified. The whiskey is created using non-GMO barley, sourced from the local farmers.
Patrick Shelley, Managing Director said:
“With Kalak Single Malt Vodka and Ornabrak Single Malt Gin, we’ve always tried to take an avant-garde approach to produce world-class single malt spirits, using the best of Irish ingredients and our tradition of distilling. Each of our products shares the same DNA – Irish malted barley” “Our vision was to create a single malt Irish whiskey-based on various elements of the Irish terroir. Our land produces some of the best-malted barley in the world and our seas yield wonderful organic and sustainable seaweed. Never before have these two elements been brought together in a whiskey and we are proud that this is a world’s first” “The union of land & sea has become the backbone of Currach and gives it such a uniquely rich and complex character”
On general release, the Single Malt Currach Irish Whiskey has bottled at 46% ABV and retails for €55.
To celebrate this unique creation there will also be a release at Cask Strength, ‘Founders’ Single Cask of 220 hand-filled and hand-numbered bottles at Cask Strength (60 % alc./vol.). These bottles have been drawn from the very first cask we used to explore the idea of enriching a single malt Irish Whiskey with seaweed. This limited release is a new voyage for the whisky category and a rare opportunity to own a piece of Irish Whiskey history.
Retailing at €110. Bottle number one will be auctioned for charity as an act of goodwill through Irish Whiskey Auctions. The charity we will be doing this for is The Irish Wildlife Trust ( IWT ). They are a foundation who aim to conserve wildlife and the habitats they depend on throughout Ireland while encouraging a greater understanding and appreciation of the natural world and the need to protect it.