Athrú Launches Its First Small Batch Irish Whiskey

By Gary Carter / November 24, 2021

In time for the holidays, Athrú Whiskey has recently launched its first small batch release, a triple-casked malt Irish whiskey.

This inaugural small batch Irish whiskey highlights a blend of three unique casks of six-year old Oloroso, six year-old bourbon and 17-year old Madeira finishes.

The release is limited to 3,000 bottles and clocks in at 92 proof, and the distiller’s notes find this blend of malt Irish whiskey gives Athrú a taste combination of dried fruits and spiced vanilla with a subtle toffee finish.

Athrú Whiskey

Athrú Whiskey

Athrú Whiskey Head Distiller Ollie Alcorn said in a prepared statement that he carefully selects the best of each batch of casks’ to create their small batch, limited releases.

“After rooting through the warehouse, I’ve picked a moreish combination of bourbon, Oloroso and Madeira, a Portuguese fortified wine which adds depth and sweetness reminiscent of Christmas cake. Together, they produce notes of dried fruits and spiced vanilla with a subtle toffee finish. This release takes us on a deep dive into further exploration of wood-finishing, allowing us to show a more experimental side to our approach,” Alcorn said.

About the new spirit, Athrú Distillery Founder David Raethorne said, “This release will be of particular interest to those who have followed our journey since our first whiskey release in 2016 but also for those who want to experience the art of the Athrú Whiskey wood finishing process.”

Athrú Triple Casked Malt Irish Whiskey distiller’s notes:

  • ABV: 46%
  • RUN: Limited to 3,000, 70cL bottles/
  • CASK TYPE: Oloroso, bourbon and Madeira.
  • BOTTLED: November of 2021.
  • COLOR:  Bright gold.
  • NOSE: Warming dried fruit that mingles with softly spiced vanilla and almond, with hints of lemon zest.
  • TASTE: The raisin note continues nestled within caramel, praline and butterscotch sweetness.
  • FINISH: Gentle finish that fades leaving toffee and brown sugar notes.
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The Athrú Small Batch Release Bottle is priced at €85 and is available to pre-order for December from athru.com or various select retailers.