The Dubliner 10 Year Old An Irish Whiskey Aged In American Oak

The Dubliner is one of a range of independent Irish whiskey bottlings pulled from unmentioned distillery stock, much in the same fashion as what you have in Scotland in independent bottlers and what in the United States might be known as a non-distilling producer. For Ireland this release is being marketed under Quintessential Brands, which recently unveiled a 10 year old variant.

The new The Dubliner 10 Year Old, according to Quintessential, is made from all malted barley, distilled in copper pot stills and then aged for a decade in oak casks which once housed Kentucky bourbon (the distillery of origin for these casks is not mentioned). It is being marketed as “capturing the essence of Dublin and paying homage to the history of distilling in Dublin dating back over 500 years.”

The Dubliner 10 Year Old

“The Dubliner Irish Whiskey has had an incredible start launching at Dublin Airport last year and sales to date in Ireland, Australia and the USA have been really encouraging,” said Sinead O’ Frighil, Irish Whiskies Marketing Manager at Quintessential Brands, in a statement. “We are delighted to be introducing this limited edition expression to The Dubliner range.”

It is well known that the growth of Irish whiskies is at an exciting stage and we have high hopes for our approachable and smooth 10 Year Old Single Malt in domestic and travel retail markets internationally – it’s a beautiful whiskey!”

Plans call for this 42% ABV Irish whiskey to price at £50, or around $75 USD, when it debuts. Official tasting notes for it from Quintessential Brands are below for your consideration.

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Nose: A sweet, slightly spicy aroma with overtones of vanilla, honey and perfume notes;  characterful and complex.

Palate: A rich, malty flavour with a smoothness and warmth at the end and a hint of chocolate and vanilla coming through.

Finish: A long smooth, slightly dry finish with hints of toffee, chocolate and vanilla finish at the end.