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Powerscourt Distillery reach significant milestone with their first whiskey fully distilled on-site

 

Not only have they released their first whiskey fully distilled on-site, blended by award winning distiller Paul Corbett, but also put County Wicklow back on the Irish whiskey map with the first Co. Wicklow distilled whiskey in over 100 years.

 

Press release

The Powerscourt Distillery is proud to announce its latest release, the first distilled whiskey from Co Wicklow in over 100 years! Whiskey enthusiasts and connoisseurs get ready for a new whiskey experience like no other. The Powerscourt Distillery has made history with their latest release – one hundred years since a whiskey has been distilled in the County, 100% Malt, 100% distilled on the Powerscourt Estate and 100% Wicklow in a bottle! The Powerscourt Distillery Single Malt is available from April 28th at selected stockists nationwide and from the Powerscourt Distillery and Visitor Centre, plus their online store. RRP for the release is €55.

 

John Cashman, Head of New Product Development

 

John Cashman, the head of New Product Development for The Powerscourt Distillery and local Wicklow man from Rathdrum,

“Our First Fercullen Single Malt release takes authentic inspiration from our unique location. It is a great honour to be involved in the inaugural release of a whiskey which was completely distilled here in Powerscourt Distillery. The whole team are exceptionally proud of this key milestone in our story, especially our first employee and Senior Distiller, Johnathan Graham, who, alongside our founding Master Distiller, supervised the first distillation in 2018. Our award-winning Master Distiller, Paul Corbett, has curated the final liquid – a sensational single malt worthy of the title “Spirit of Wicklow”.

 

Paul Corbett

Paul Corbett, Distillery Manager

 

Paul Corbett Distillery Manager added,

“The spirit laid down at Powerscourt Distillery in 2018 is of exceptional quality. To have the opportunity to blend these liquids and establish the DNA of Fercullen Single Malt has been an honour. I look forward to blending many more releases of Powerscourt Distillery liquid in the coming years.”

 

This whiskey’s complex flavour profile boasts a nose filled with toffee, baking spices, vanilla, dessert apples, pears, soft leather, cinnamon, nutmeg, and baked buttered pastry crusts. On the palate, enjoy rich notes of vanilla custard, soft oak, salted caramel, digestives, and tarte tatin, followed by a warming finish complemented by oak spices, soft leather, honeyed almonds, and stewed fruits.

Ryan Stapleton Global Head of Sales, said:

“This is a great milestone that we can all be very proud of, a whiskey that will set the benchmark for all liquid distilled at Powerscourt Distillery. Following the announcement earlier in the year of the appointment of Zamora as our importer in the US, we are delighted to add to our existing portfolio with our signature Fercullen Single Malt. The product will be initially rolled out domestically with our trade partner Barry & Fitzwilliam and in Global Travel Retail with Duty Free Global before being made available in EU and Asian markets.“

 

This latest whiskey release is a testament to The Powerscourt Distillery’s unwavering commitment to excellence and innovation, constantly pushing boundaries and setting new standards in the whiskey world. So if you demand nothing but the best, try the new single malt from The Powerscourt Distillery, perfect for the discerning whiskey drinker.

This inaugural, native release will have a run of 6,000 numbered bottles with an additional run of unnumbered bottles.

Official tasting notes

Nose
Toffee, baking spices, vanilla, dessert apples, pears, soft leather, cinnamon, nutmeg, baked buttered pastry crusts.

Taste
Vanilla Custard, soft oak, salted caramel, digestives, tarte tatin.

Finish
Warming oak spices, soft leather, honeyed almonds, stewed fruits.

 


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