Tuesday, May 19, 2020


The Echlinville Distillery, has announced the launch of two new 18 Year Old Dunville's Irish single malt whiskeys.

Dunville’s 18 Year Old Palo Cortado Sherry Cask Finish - Cask 1203 (55% ABV) limited to 313 bottles and Dunville’s 18 Year Old Palo Cortado Sherry Cask Finish - Cask 1196 (48% ABV) limited to 375 bottles, are the latest additions to the brands Single Cask Series.

Echlinville Distillery launches to new Dunville's Irish single malt whiskeys

Both of the new whiskeys have been finished for over 2 years in rare Palo Cortado Sherry Casks, and have been bottled at cask strength.

Palo Cortado Sherry, initially starts ageing as a Fino or an Amontillado sherry, but during the ageing process, the flor becomes damaged or dries off, meaning the sherry ages oxidatively. It delivers the crispness of Amontillado and the full-bodied sweetness of an Olorosso. 

Commenting on the launch, Jarlath Watson, Dunville’s Brand Ambassador, said: “When we revived the Dunville’s whiskey brand in 2012 we did so with the promise not to compromise in our desire to produce the finest whiskeys conceivable. We stay true to that ethos with our Single Cask Series, which showcases the very best whiskeys in the Dunville’s warehouses and gives our customers what they want – exceptional Irish whiskey, uncompromised and bottled at its optimum strength to deliver both a stunning palate and wonderful, luxurious mouthfeel.”

He went onto say: “These Palo Cortado Sherry Finish Whiskeys are the latest additions to the Single Cask Series, with each cask bottled at its best possible abv to maximise its flavour profile. While the cask strength release (Cask 1203) is all about the bolder dark fruit and spice flavour profiles, reminiscent of some of the best sherry bomb whiskeys out there, the reduced alcohol in the 48% abv (Cask 1196) allows the more delicate flavours of citrus, green fruits and the oak itself to come to the fore.”

The Dunville’s 18 Year Old Palo Cortado Sherry Cask Finish Cask 1203 and Cask 1196 bottlings, are now available from the distillery’s website, for the respective RRP’s of £199.50 and £159.50.

Posted by Steve Rush