Ireland’s Gortinore Distilling, known for its craft spirits, is bringing their Natterjack Irish Whiskey back to America for 2023.
A recent statement from the distiller notes that Natterjack Irish Whiskey is 100% distilled in Ireland, although it has a “distinct American accent.”
It will be first available in the United States at retailers, bars, and restaurants throughout the Dallas and Austin, Texas areas.
Natterjack is a golden whiskey that features notes of vanilla, sweet creamed corn, cinnamon and a bit of malt. It has a creamy palate of orange zest, allspice and notes of cedar and tobacco.
The Irish whiskey is triple-distilled with a mash bill of 20% malted barley and 80% corn, blended in the barrel, and aged in former bourbon barrels for three years and one day before finishing in virgin American oak for six months.
“With Natterjack Irish Whiskey, we are crafting new tastes and traditions for a generation that’s challenging the status quo,” said Aiden Mehigan, founder and CEO of Gortinore Distilling. “I was inspired by American bourbons to craft something different, which would challenge Americans’ perceptions about Irish whiskeys. What we’ve created is a distinctly different Irish whiskey that appeals to the tastes of American bourbon enthusiasts.”
Gortinore Distilling tells tales of where the whiskey gets its name. The Natterjack toad, an endangered species, is the only native toad to Ireland. It’s unique, as the toad chooses to walk instead of hop.
“This is an extraordinary whiskey for those who do things their own way, breaking traditions and expectations,” Mehigan added. “Our next greatest adventure is bringing Natterjack to the states; we want to encourage an entirely new group of whiskey drinkers to take the leap and follow the toad wherever it leads – doing so has only done us well.”
Natterjack Irish Whiskey, after debuting in local stores, bars, and restaurants in the Dallas and Austin area, will make its way to other U.S. markets throughout 2023.
For more information, check out www.natterjack.com.
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