Pearse Lyons Distillery has released 1,000 bottles of a five-year-old cask strength single malt Irish whiskey exclusively available in the Irish Whiskey Collection at The Loop in Dublin and Cork Airport.
Bottled at 59.3% abv, Pearse 5 Year Old Cask Strength Single Malt Irish Whiskey will be followed by the launch of limited edition Pearse 5 Year Old Single Malt Irish Whiskey (46% abv) later this summer, of which 4,000 bottles will be released.
Conor Ryan, global whiskey ambassador at the Pearse Lyons Distillery, said: “The maturation process has an enormous influence on the flavour profile of the end product whiskey with the length of time, quality and previous use of the barrel being the crucial components.
“We are lucky to have a fantastic supply of fresh, used ex-Bourbon casks, which we source from our sister distillery in Kentucky, which contributes vanilla, toasted wood, fruity and spicy notes to the final products.”
The distillery paid tribute to the man behind Pearse Lyons Distillery, scientist and founder of US company Alltech Dr Pearse Lyons, who died earlier this year.
Gearoid Cahill, head distiller at the Pearse Lyons Distillery, said: “We would not be here today without the vision, passion and commitment of one man, the late Pearse Lyons, who personally sourced our magnificent signature pot stills, selected the Bourbon barrels in which it is aged from his Town Branch Distillery in Kentucky and transported them to Ireland to begin this exciting journey. We know that he would be incredibly proud to see this product come to fruition.”
Dublin’s €20 million Pearse Lyons Distillery officially opened last year.
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