Ogham Whiskey launch 7-year-old Single Malt Irish whiskey
The second limited release from Ogham Whiskey, a brand founded by rugby Stars Adam and Dan Leavy along with father Donal and friend Doug Leddin.
This 7-year-old single malt Irish whiskey finished in a Pineau cask which has been sourced through Great Northern Distillery through W.D. O’Connell. This latest expression is limited to less than 700 bottles and is bottled at 52.23% ABV.
Ogham’s journey began 4-years ago when Leavy family looked to explore the possibility of developing a distillery on their family farm in Mullingar which led them to reach out to industry veteran Doug Leddin.
Adam was always passionate about creating a whiskey brand that had a nod to the past, paid its respect to the ancient craft of the Irish person and what better way of doing so by incorporating the original Irish Alphabet into their story – OGHAM.
Ogham is the earliest known form of writing used in Ireland. The earliest surviving examples date back to the 4th century AD meaning that Ogham provides a window into the language, culture, and society of early Ireland.
Among the finer details of the bottle are some personal touches which reference those involved such as a 7-year age statement to reflect Dan’s number when he played for Ireland and Leinster and Adam’s time with the Ireland 7s team.
In addition, the back of the bottle is adorned with the ogham spelling of DL which are the initials of three of the four founders while the words “Pure”, “Family”, “Éire” and “Pride” also feature.
Speaking of the launch Adam Leavy said,
“Having first dipped our toes into the industry over the summer we’ve been blown away not only by the support of our friends and family but by the welcome and we’ve received from those within the industry. Working alongside family and friends has made this journey extra special and we hope to maintain the momentum we’ve built as Ogham continues to grow.”
Commenting on the news, Dan Leavy, said,
“We’ve poured our heart and soul into Ogham and we’re delighted to share what has been another couple of months of graft and passion with all of you. We will continue a series of small batch releases for the first few years, this will allow us to build a brand name and reputation. It was important for us to focus on quality and to ensure our audience knew that we put time care and effort into every element of Ogham. From the bottle to the bag and everything in-between.”
Priced at €82 (RRP) per 500ml bottle, Ogham Irish Whiskey is available to purchase (if not already sold out) from www.oghamwhiskey.com.
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