Kerry's Dingle Distillery is no stranger to the world of whiskey. It was named craft producer of the year at the Icons of Whisky Ireland awards 2021 and its Fourth Single Pot Still and Single Malt Batch No 5 took home accolades at this year’s London Spirits Competition.
However, in very exciting news for whiskey lovers, it has just launched its first core whiskey expression making it one of the few Irish distilleries to produce a core single malt made entirely with its own spirit.
Triple distilled and non-chilled filtered, Dingle Single Malt core whiskey is matured in PX sherry (61 per cent) and bourbon (39 per cent) first fill casks and comprises predominantly six to seven-year-old spirit. Every element of the production is manual, meaning there’s a human hand and expert eye taking care of it at each critical point.
"Cask quality is hugely important in the production of our Dingle Single Malt," Graham Coull, Master Distiller at Dingle Distillery explains. "We use first fill only casks to produce a richer flavour, while the sherry casks with their sweetness help to get the flavour in quickly, providing good body to the liquid.”
The new launch is a significant milestone in the distillery’s history and marks a huge step forward in its growth journey. Some 50,000 bottles of Dingle Single Malt have been produced and will be sold domestically as well as exported to key international markets including the UK, Germany, France, China and, later this year, the US.
The new whiskey can be served neat or with ice, and it works perfectly in cocktails too. Check out dingledistillery.ie for some great signature cocktail recipes to try.
Brought to you in partnership with Dingle Distillery.