Samuel Gelston’s Irish Whiskey, has announced the launch of a new bottling, finished in Pinot Noir wine casks, from actor Sam Neill’s vineyard in New Zeeland.
Samuel Gelston’s Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey finished in Pinot Casks (40% ABV) was triple distilled and initially matured for 19 months in ex-bourbon casks, before spending a further 21 months maturing in French oak casks, which previously held Central Otago Pinot Noir.
|Samuel Gelston's Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey finished in Pinot Casks|
The latest release, which is the result of collaboration between Gelston’s owner Johnny Neill and his cousin Sam Neill, is said to deliver notes of strawberry, nutmeg and tropical fruit on the nose. Followed by notes of blackcurrant and spice on the palate.
Commenting on the launch, Johnny Neill, said: “The Neill family have been making quality spirits for generations. My Great, Great Grandfather Harry Neill set up the successful McCallum Neill & Co in Australia in 1851, and Percival, one of his younger brothers set up Messrs Neill & Co in Dunedin in 1882 - Percival was Sam Neill’s Great Grandfather.”
He went onto say: “Sam and I have continued this legacy in our respective sides of the world – I’ve been focused on the creation of artisanal spirits using local ingredients, whereas he has dedicated nigh on 30 years winegrowing super premium pinot noir. For the first time in 150 years, we’re bringing together the expertise from both sides of the family – the result being an incredibly exciting sweet, honeyed and very inviting Single Pot Still Whiskey”.
Samuel Gelston’s Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey finished in Pinot Casks, is now available from thedropstore.com for a RRP of £30.00.
Posted by Steve Rush