West Cork Distillers Launches Limited Irish Whiskey Stout Cask Finish

By Allyson Nichols / February 25, 2021

In partnership with its importer M.S. Walker, West Cork Distillers out of Ireland has recently announced the limited release of a new Stout Cask finished blended Irish whiskey.

Triple distilled and aged in first-fill bourbon casks for four years, the whiskey is a 75:25 blend of grain and malt Irish whiskey crafted using Irish malted barley and Irish wheat. Following the bourbon casks, the malt and grain components are then blended and aged for an additional 6 months in casks that had held Ireland’s Blacks of Kinsale’s Stout offering.

West Cork Stout Cask

West Cork Stout Cask (image via West Cork Distillers)

At 40% ABV and with only 9,400 bottles available, the limited release joins West Cork’s recently introduced, limited release IPA cask finished blended Irish whiskey and core line of craft whiskeys, including Bourbon Cask, Black Cask, 8-Year Single Malt Irish Whiskeys and a variety of other limited offerings. The new Stout Cask finished blended Irish whiskey is available now for around $32 per 750ml  throughout the United States and online through the West Cork Distillers website.

Limited official tasting notes make mention of “aromas of chocolate, raisins and cracked nuts, with flavors of dark chocolate, coffee and vanilla.”

Founded in 2003, West Cork Distillers is a 100% Irish-owned distillery that uses only local Irish ingredients. Started by childhood friends John O’Connell, Denis McCarthy and Ger McCarthy, the company strives to preserve what they feel is “the fine craft of traditional Irish whiskey.” They currently operate out of a 12.5-acre site, with a distillation capacity of 4 million liters of pure alcohol in Skibbereen in West Cork.