Tuesday, November 22, 2022


The Galway based Micil Distillery, has announced the launch of a new limited-edition single pot still Irish whiskey.

Micil Madeira Island (46% ABV) was initially matured in ex-Bourbon barrels, before being split into ex-peated quarter casks and Madeira wine casks for a finishing period of 11 months. They were then blended together prior to bottling.

Micil Maderia Island

This the second release from the Micil Island series, which was inspired by the Galway distilleries of the past and the city’s historical trade links with France, Spain and Portugal.

Micil Madeira Island, is said to be a rich, spicy whiskey that has sweet, crisp, dark, stone fruit notes from a Madeira wine cask finish. The ex-peated quarter casks are said to lend their distinct gentle turf smoke, evoking the sweet, subtle peat of the finest Connemara fuisce.

Commenting on the launch, Pádraic Ó Griallais, Micil Distillery Founder, said: “After a year that has seen our team double in size, from 5 to 10 people, where we’ve won multiple awards, and increased our distribution tenfold, it’s great to be able to bring another new Irish Whiskey to the market to cap it off. We’re committed to bringing sourced, finished and independently bottled Single Pot Still whiskeys to the market that showcase new flavour profiles within the category and Micil Madeira Island does just that. With crisp candied citrus and underlying smoke, it’s a whiskey we’re tremendously proud of.”

Limited to 1,754 bottles, Micil Madeira Island, will be available later this month from specialist retailers, for a RRP of €55.00.


Posted by Steve Rush