Wednesday, December 15, 2021


W.D. O’Connell, has announced the launch of its first Irish single pot still whiskey bottling.

W.D. O’Connell Tomásín (49% ABV) was distilled in September 2016 at the Great Northern Distillery, and was matured in an ex-bourbon cask and an a W.D. O’Connell Bill Phil peated single malt cask.

W.D. O'Connell Tomásin

This latest release from the Whisky Merchant founded by Daithí O’Connell, is named after the home of W.D. O’Connell’s new headquarters in Choill Mhic Thomáisín, Co. Waterford.

Tomásín, which is pronounced: thumb-aus-een, follows on from W.D. O’Connell’s recent PX Series, Sherry Series, Bill Phil and Bourbon & Rye releases.

Commenting on the launch, Daithí O’Connell, said: “We are really excited about this next step in our development; moving into our own headquarters in Kilmacthomas, we felt the need to show the community here what it means to us and how much we are committed to the area and what better than naming one of our products after the same place and Tomásín ( pronounced: thumb-aus-een) is evidence of that commitment. The Pot Still range will take time to develop, we have been working on multiple cask styles over the last 2 years and it will take maybe another 18 months to two years to get to a place where we can release a small batch variation, so in the meantime we will showcase our different cask styles individually.”

Limited to 250 bottles, W.D. O’Connell Tomásín, will be available exclusively via the W.D. O’Connell online shop, from 12:00pm on December 17th. RRP €79.95.

Posted by Steve Rush