Dubliner Irish Whiskey New Release Aged in Wachusett Brewing Beer Casks

By Allyson Nichols / March 27, 2021

The Dubliner Irish Whiskey brand recently collaborated with Massachusetts craft brewer, Wachusett Brewing Company, for the first U.S. edition of its Beer Cask Series.

The Dubliner shipped casks of its award-winning Bourbon Cask Aged Irish Whiskey to the brewers at Wachusett Brewing in 2019, who then filled them with their Quinn’s Amber Ale.  The beer was aged in the Kentucky bourbon oak casks for several months and the freshly disgorged casks were sent back to Dublin to be used for The Dubliner Beer Cask Irish Whiskey release.

The Dubliner Beer Cask Irish Whiskey

The Dubliner Beer Cask Irish Whiskey (image via The Dubliner Irish Whiskey)

“This is a truly exciting collaboration for Dubliner Irish Whiskey,” Master Distiller at the Dublin Liberties Distillery Darryl McNally said in a prepared statement. “Not only do we choose breweries whose beer casks add a unique taste to our whiskey, but partners like Wachusett Brewing, that have the same independent spirit as Dubliner, with a straight-up attitude and down-to-earth appreciation of great-tasting brands. Dubliner seeks to inject fun and excitement into whiskey and we are creating new whiskey flavors that drive wider appeal for Irish whiskey. The end result is just good whiskey.”

Wachusett Brewing Company was named of the top 50 largest craft breweries in the US in 2018 and has produced an award-winning line of beers ranging from their best-selling Blueberry Ale to their highly-rated Wally New England IPA series.

“We are excited to see the Dubliner Beer Cask Whiskey from those same barrels hit the market. It has been fantastic working with Darryl McNally and the team at QB to bring innovation and collaboration to the US beer and spirits industry” notes Wachusett Management.

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The Dubliner Irish Whiskey is a blend of single malt and grain whiskey, fully aged in bourbon casks and bottled at 40% ABV. It is seen as a classic-style Irish whiskey – smooth, fresh with a mellow sweetness coming from Bourbon casks.

The Dubliner Beer Cask Irish Whiskey is now available in Massachusetts and the surrounding New England markets such as Rhode Island and Connecticut in retail stores and in limited bars and restaurants.