West Cork Distillers, in partnership with its U.S. importer M.S. Walker, has today announced the upcoming Limited Release of the Glengarriff Collection of Irish whiskeys. These special release whiskeys are single malts aged in Sherry Casks and then finished for 6 months in barrels that have been charred using fuel sources obtained from the iconic Glengarriff Forest in Southern Ireland. West Cork uses a proprietary charring device built by the distillery with the guidance of a local fifth-generation blacksmith.
Launching this month, Glengarriff Peat Charred Cask carries aromas of spice, dried leather and sweet fruit, flavors of intense spice, malt and cracked pepper and finishing with spice, nutmeg, long-lasting malt and dried fruit. Glengarriff Bog Oak Charred Cask exudes dried fruit aromas, with smoky and slightly sweet flavors that lead into a finish of dried fruit with light smoke and peaty undertones.
Founded in 2003 by three friends, West Cork Distillers’ core line of whiskeys includes its highly-awarded blended Bourbon Cask Blended Irish Whiskey and 10-Year Single Malt Irish Whiskey. Previous Limited Releases include a line of three 12-year old single malts finished in Rum, Port, and Sherry casks, as well as a Black Reserve Irish Whiskey and 62% abv Barrel Proof Irish Whiskey. Each limited release highlights West Cork Distillers’ commitment to innovation and use of local ingredients.
Each of these two whiskeys will retail for $44.99 throughout the United States, and only 4,800 bottles are available. In Spring 2018, the Glengarriff series will add two new marks to the collection – Glengarriff Cherry Charred Cask and Glengarriff Apple Charred Cask.