Sexton Irish Whiskey Arrives In US In Some Cool Black Bottles

Now and again mid-shelf import whiskeys turn up on American liquor store shelves with little information available about them. They sit in non-descript bottles, with little creativity behind their story or place of origin. Such seems not to be the case with Sexton Irish Whiskey, a bottling we’ve been seeing of late that is imported by spirits company Proximo.

The Sexton Irish single malt whiskey is a non-age statement, 100% Irish malted barley offering that’s been triple distilled in copper pot stills and aged in European oak, ex-sherry butts before being bottled at 80 proof. There’s little more officially then this which can be said this point, as those behind it have put out little additional information.

Sexton Irish Whiskey

That being said, it looks, at least according to information in the cryptic messaging on the bottling, as if this might have been distilled in County Antrim in Northern Ireland. That is the area in which the famous Old Bushmills Distillery exists. It produces whiskey primarily for the Bushmills brand that’s owned by Curevo, the company known for tequila. Those behind Curevo, the Beckmann family of Mexico, also own Proximo. Starting to see the connection now as to why Sexton likely has Bushmills whiskey on the inside?

Sexton looks to be pricing for at least $25-$40 at retailers from what we can see. We will wait for more official information and update this post should it appear, but in the meanwhile we will leave you with some of the interesting marketing copy found on the black bottles:

Up in the cold grey northern reaches of County Antrim the Sextons tend to the spirits digging the fresh graves of the river Bush graveyard and planting stone crosses in the soft mowed grass.

But show up just before dawn when the dew is glistening on the headstones and the cool morning breeze rushes through – carrying the scent of the unmistakable oak from a breathing casks; follow that scent down into the crypt and you might find a locked door, faintly glowing at its edges.

Through that door, find the rows of beckoning European oak, once the sacramental casks of fine sherry, now brimming with aqua vitae.

About the author

Nino Marchetti

As the founder of The Whiskey Wash, I'm crazy about whiskey, I can tell you, and I aim to share this passion with you through this site. As for my professional background, I’m a writer and journalist by trade and an Internet dot-com veteran prior to that. My most recent venture prior to this was as the founder and editor-in-chief of EarthTechling, a leading consumer focused green technology news website. I also have an extensive collection of whiskies from both start up distilleries and centuries old operations in Scotland alike, sprinkled with some other odds and ends from around the world, that have provided me with a unique picture of what’s going on with this wonderful spirit.