Thursday, May 18, 2023


Irish Distillers, has today announced the launch of a new expression from its innovative and experimental Method and Madness brand.

Method and Madness - Garryana Oak Edition (46% ABV) is an Irish single pot still whiskey, which was initially matured in ex-Bourbon barrels, before being finished in casks made from virgin Garryana oak from the rainy Pacific Northwest for between 4 and 12 months.

Method and Madness - Garryana Oak Edition

This latest release is said to be exceptional in its use of Garryana Oak / Oregon white oak, which is rare and distinctive for its tough and dense wood properties, and brings a unique richness, complexity and spiciness to the whiskey.

Launched in 2017, the Method and Madness brand is dedicated to exploring new mash bills, distillation techniques, and wood finishes in the world of Irish whiskey. The Micro Distillery serves as a blank copper canvas of innovation and experimentation at Midleton where whiskey masters and apprentices come together to develop curious and intriguing liquids to showcase to the world.

Method and Madness - Garryana Oak Edition, is said to deliver notes of smoked applewood, treacle, and golden raisins on the nose. Followed by notes of crushed black pepper, coffee cake, toasted wood on the palate.

Commenting on the news, Finbarr Curran, Maturation Lead at Midleton Distillery, said: "Method and Madness Garryana Oak is an expression aligned with the brand’s commitment to pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in the world of Irish whiskey. The Micro Distillery has always been about experimentation and the use of Garryana oak is just the latest example of our innovative spirit and dedication to producing unique and exceptional whiskeys."

Method and Madness - Garryana Oak Edition, will be available later this month from specialist retailers, for a RRP of €95.00.


Posted by Steve Rush