Dingle Releases Last Irish Whiskey In Its Single Malt Batch Series

By Gary Carter / October 18, 2021

Ireland’s Dingle Distillery recently launched its sixth and final release of the Single Malt Batch series … Dingle Single Malt Batch 6.

About 15,000 bottles of the Batch 6 expression were produced with an all-Port cask maturation, and another thousand cask strength bottles are available as well.

Priced at €70 per 70cl bottle, the new single malt whiskey comes in at 93 proof, and is available now at DingleDistillery.ie, IrishMalts.com, Celtic Whiskey Shop and across independent off licenses nationwide in Ireland. The cask strength is priced at €150.

Dingle Single Malt Batch 6

Dingle Single Malt Batch 6 (image via Dingle)

Elliot Hughes, managing director at Dingle Distillery, said in a prepared statement the launch of Single Malt Batch 6 is of particular interest to those who have followed their journey since the first batch released in 2016.

“But also for those who want to experience the art of the Dingle Whiskey distilling process through the final Single Malt Batch in the series. … We are really proud of this launch and can’t wait for whiskey fans to try it.”

Dingle’s Master Distiller Graham Coull said, “Our Single Malt Batch 6 is fully matured exclusively in Tawny Port casks, and it’s a great example of the interaction between single malt spirit and fortified wine. A whiskey with multiple layers of sweetness and a well-balanced depth of flavor.”

You’ll find official tasting notes below as well as information on the previous bottlings in the Batch line up.

  • Nose – The Port casks deliver an intensity. Maple syrup, thick cut marmalade, butterscotch, and crystallised ginger.
  • Taste – Full on fruit and spice. Waffles laced with syrup, redcurrant jelly, crushed cranberries, gingerbread, and dark chocolate.
  • Finish – Lively with an increasing sweetness. Ginger spice and honeyed dates come to the fore.
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The Single Malt Batch Series

Single Malt Batch 1 – The first in the Single Malt series, Single Malt Batch 1 used Irish malted barley to make pure pot still malt whiskey which was then matured exclusively in bourbon casks. Single Malt Batch 1 was released in 2016 and had 7,500 bottles produced with an ABV of 46.5%. The Dingle Whiskey Cask Strength of this release had 500 bottles produced with an ABV of 60.7%.

Single Malt Batch 2 – Single Malt Batch 2 was created through the marriage of specially selected Sherry (Pedro Ximenez and Oloroso) and Bourbon casks. The second in the Single Malt series was released in 2017 and had 6,000 bottles produced with an ABV of 46% whilst the distillery’s first Pot Still Whiskey had 600 bottles available worldwide.

Single Malt Batch 3 – Single Malt Batch 3 was crafted through the marriage of bourbon and Port casks. The third in the Single Malt series was released in 2018 and had 13,000 bottles produced with an ABV of 46.5%. 500 bottles of its Single Malt Cask Strength were produced.

Single Malt Batch 4 – Single Malt Batch 4 was matured in Dingle Distillery’s three main cask types: Bourbon, Sherry (Both Pedro Jimenez and Oloroso) and Port. The fourth in the Single Malt Series was released in 2019 and had 30,000 bottles produced with an ABV of 46.5%. 500 bottles of its Single Malt Cask Strength were produced.

Single Malt Batch 5 – Single Malt Batch 5 was matured in ex-bourbon, Pedro Ximenez and Madeira casks. The release of Single Malt Batch 5 in 2020 was the biggest release to date with a total of 36,500 bottles released. 500 of these bottles were produced at cask strength (59.3%).