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Press Release:

We are very proud to introduce our first release of a blended whiskey with the malt whiskey having been distilled at Powerscourt Distillery.

Fercullen Falls is a blend of single malt and grain whiskeys, with a high malt content highlighting the unique style of Powerscourt Distillery. A 50/50 blend, the Powerscourt Distillery-produced malt whiskey was matured in first-fill ex-bourbon barrels, and the grain in a combination of ex-bourbon and new heavy-char oak casks.

John Cashman Head of Whiskey said:

With this release, The Powerscourt Distillery is heralding the start of a new era for the Distillery, with the inclusion of malt whiskey distilled at Powerscourt. As a proud Wicklow man it is wonderful to be part of the first (legal) whiskey distilled in Wicklow in over a hundred years. The team has worked very hard to develop and deliver Fercullen Falls Blended Irish Whiskey and we are very pleased with the results. The 50% Malt content in the blend adds to the complexity and depth of flavour which is very different to what other blended Irish whiskeys are offering”. Paul Corbett Head Distiller and Blender.”

Drawing on its unique location, the name refers to the Powerscourt Waterfall, Ireland’s highest waterfall at 121 metres, and with its contemporary design, evokes thoughts of whiskey falling into a glass and shared amongst friends.

Caroline Gardiner Head of Marketing said:

This new core expression from Powerscourt Distillery will ensure our whiskey is relevant to a new generation. A consumer audience which is driving the growth of Irish whiskey, seeking quality not quantity.”

The whiskey is bottled at 43% ABV, and with its higher than standard malt whiskey blend, is perfect for enjoying straight or as a base for your favourite cocktail.

TASTING NOTES

NOSE: Cinnamon and fresh orchard fruits, herbaceous with brown sugar, toffee and a distinct maltiness

TASTE: Rich, soft and sweet. Vanilla icing and malt spice with a peppery clove finish.

FINISH: Warming malt spice with good length, drying at the extremities of your tongue.

Fercullen Falls Blended Irish Whiskey is available to purchase in the Distillery and online now – RRP €38

 

 


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