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The Irishman 22-Year-Old Single Malt Emerges As An Old Irish Whiskey

The Amber Beverage Group, through Walsh Whiskey, recently introduced the oldest age-stated single malt in The Irishman range, this in partnership with Aer Rianta International.

A statement from the group explained that The Irishman 22-Year-Old Single Malt is exclusively bottled for The Irish Whiskey Collection, and it will be available only at The Loop in Dublin and Cork Airports.

Distilled in 2001, the whiskey was then matured in American oak bourbon barrels for its first 21 years. The single malt saw an additional year aging in tawny Port barrels from Portugal’s Douro Valley.

The Irishman 22-Year-Old Single Malt

The Irishman 22-Year-Old Single Malt is the first double-distilled expression in The Irishman range, and the finished product comes bottled at cask strength, 49.43% ABV. Each bottle is numbered and comes in a leather case. The suggested retail price is €500.

Bernard Walsh, managing director, said he’s delighted to have been able to source and finish this rare whiskey to his own taste. “It takes The Irishman portfolio, which is dedicated to being single malt-led, to new ground. I know that the discerning clientele of The Loop in Dublin and Cork will savor the opportunity to experience and perhaps even share some of it with the best of friends and family.”

There will be a total of 600 bottles released to The Loop this year, and 600 more in 2024, Walsh explained. His tasting notes for The Irishman 22 Year Old Single Malt show that on the nose, it features aromas of dried fruit. It tastes of sweet, candied orange and warm spices, along with dark chocolate.

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