Friday, November 08, 2019


J.J. Corry, has announced the launch of a new limited-edition Irish whiskey, in collaboration with contemporary Irish design houses, J. Hill’s Standard and John Galvin Design.

The Chosen (52% ABV) is a 27 Year Old single cask, single malt, which was matured in an ex-bourbon barrel.

The Chosen

This latest release from the County Clare based whiskey bonder, comes presented in 100 individually hand cut J. Hill’s Standard crystal decanters and hand carved ash wood cabinets fashioned by John Galvin Design.

Both Irish design houses share a respect for traditional Irish crafts while interpreting them in a contemporary fashion, similar to the ethos of J.J. Corry Irish Whiskey.

Commenting on the launch, Louise McGuane, Founder of J.J. Corry, said: “The Chosen is a celebration of excellence in Irish Whiskey and contemporary Irish design. Irish Whiskey has not been celebrated for its quality and rarity, as perhaps other categories have. We have some of the finest mature stock of whiskey in the world and yet I feel the industry undersells itself. I wanted to change that. Our approach to making Irish Whiskey celebrates tradition, embraces change and has the modern whiskey drinker front of mind.  All of this is reflected in The Chosen”.

She went onto say: “We are curators of casks and creators of individual whiskey flavours. We constantly source and taste, knowing the personality of each cask that we own. Every cask in our custom built rackhouse has a different story and destiny. Occasionally we come across such an exceptional cask that it merits its own unique release and this was the case with The Chosen. We waited until the cask reached its absolute peak of maturation before we released it.”

The Chosen, will be available later this month from Bordeaux Index, Fine & Rare and The Celtic Whiskey Shop, for a RRP of £6,500,00.

Posted by Steve Rush