Friday, September 25, 2020

IRISHMALTS.COM LAUNCHES COLLABORATIVE BOTTLING WITH CLONAKILTY DISTILLERY, has announced the launch of a new cognac finished cask strength expression, in partnership with the Clonakilty Distillery.

Clonakilty Cognac Cask Finish (55.8% ABV) has been produced using a blend of Irish malt (2008) and grain (2010) whiskeys, which were matured in bourbon barrels, before being finished for 22 months in a Cognac cask at Clonakilty's Atlantic Ocean warehouse.

Clonakilty Cognac Cask Finish

Clonakilty Cognac Cask Finish, is said to deliver notes of hot chocolate, Nutella, coconut and leather on the nose, followed by notes of chocolate, cherries, dried fruits, honey and leather on the palate. was founded by brothers Robert and John O’Donovan to support the rapidly growing Irish spirits business and already boasts a range of over 350 Irish whiskeys, gins and rums, focusing predominantly on independent bonders, blenders and distillers.

Clonakilty Distillery, was established in 2016 by Michael Scully. In March 2019 they opened a new €10 million distillery and visitor experience centre in the heart of Clonakilty town, on the Wild Atlantic Way.

Commenting on the news, John O’Donovan, said: “We are justly proud to release this Cask Strength whiskey exclusively to our loyal customer base. To collaborate with a distillery with Clonakilty’s vision has been very rewarding. To achieve a special bottling of this calibre after just two years in business is a testament to our vision to bring quality, new, exciting Irish whiskeys to the market.”

Limited to just 265 bottles, Clonakilty Cognac Cask Finish, is now available from for a RRP of €89.95.

Posted by Steve Rush