W.D. O’Connell, has announced the launch of two new limited-edition, Irish single malt whiskey expressions.
W.D. O’Connell The Bill Phil Batch 02 (47.58% ABV) is a triple-distilled peated malt, which was matured in first-fill bourbon barrels. W.D. O’Connell 12 Year Old Sherry Single Cask (59.2%) was matured in a second fill ex-Oloroso butt.
|W.D O'Connell launches two new Irish single malts|
W.D. O’Connell The Bill Phil Batch 02, which follows on from the success of the previous bottling named after the company founder’s Great Grandfather, William Phillip O’Connell, was distilled at the Great Northern Distillery in Dundalk, County Louth.
W.D. O’Connell 12 Year Old Sherry Single Cask, which is the first bottling in a new Sherry series, was distilled in December 2008, at Bushmills Distillery in County Antrim.
Commenting on the news, Daithí O’Connell, Founder of W.D. O’Connell Whiskey Merchants, said: “It has been an exciting first year in business and to end it with these releases is very exciting. The all Sherry single cask is a very special bottling that encompasses the very reasons I wanted to be an independent bottler. Finding this gem sitting in a warehouse is very exciting. And of course, when Bill Phil hit the market last December we really didn't know how ready Ireland was for a peated single malt offering and now here we after two single casks we are on our second Batch of it and will be hitting some large export markets with it in 2021".
W.D. O’Connell The Bill Phil Batch 02, which is limited to 600 bottles, and W.D. O’Connell 12 Year Old Sherry Single Cask, which is limited to 350 bottles, will be available from wdoconnell.com and selected specialist retailers in Ireland from December 16th, for the respective RRP’s of €65.00 and €140.00.
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