The Dublin Liberties Irish Whiskey brand is seeing 2019 so far be a bit of a banner year. Their new distillery recently opened its doors in Dublin, Ireland, and now they are targeting a higher end Irish whiskey drinker by unveiling three older age statement bottlings.
According to information provided by Dublin Liberties, here’s a bit of a summary of each of the new expressions:
The Dublin Liberties Murder Lane is a 13 year old, tripled-distilled single malt, with 46% abv and matured in bourbon casks and finished in Hungarian Tokaj casks. Made with 100% Irish malt and priced at €160 (around $185 USD), this whiskey’s official tasting notes indicate “sweet aromas of marzipan, almonds and vanilla with flavours of apricot, coconut and white peach.”
The 16 year old Dublin Liberties Keeper’s Coin, bottled at 46% abv, is a single malt, triple-distilled, Irish whiskey made from 100% Irish malt and that’s priced at €340 (around $385 USD). Matured in first-fill bourbon casks and finished in Pedro Ximenez sherry casks, official tasting notes indicate a “smooth, full-flavoured whiskey, with a rich honey sweetness to finish.”
The 27 year old Dublin Liberties King of Hell is available exclusively on numbered release and is presented in a stylish case. Aged in first fill, bourbon casks, the King of Hell is finished in Bordeaux Premier Cru casks and bottled at 46% abv. Each bottle of this triple-distilled, 100% Irish single malt whiskey is numbered and will also have an authenticity card individually signed by Master Distiller, Darryl McNally, inside the case. With only 50 bottles produced in the initial batch release, this whiskey is priced at €2700 (around $3,060 USD).
All three expressions will initially be available throughout Ireland and global travel retail, followed by more of a global rollout later this year.
“Irish whiskey is my passion and to be able to play a part in continuing its growth is a real honour for me,” said McNally in a prepared statement. “I see innovation in the super premium plus segment as key to continuing the impressive growth Irish whiskey has seen in recent years, so with The Dublin Liberties, we’re embracing an experimental approach with unique finishes for our aged malts unlike anything else on the market. We’re incredibly proud of the new expressions we’ve created and we’re confident that the new Dublin Liberties whiskies will become collectors’ items in their own right.”`
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