Killarney Irish Whiskey is blended, finished, bottled and hand labelled in Killarney. The whiskey will be packaged in handcrafted wooden boxes and sold together with Killarney’s latest innovation, Imperial Stout. The Irish whiskey is finished in Killarney’s own small-batch Imperial stout casks, a stout that was designed to complement the flavours of the whiskey blend.
This limited-edition pairing of Killarney Irish Whiskey and Imperial Stout, of which just 1,092 bottles have been produced, was launched in celebration of the year The Annals of Inisfallen were released. According to the company, it pays homage to the storied monks of Innisfallen Island located in Lough Leane, Killarney. Each generation of the order contributed a new and ornate chapter of The Annals of Inisfallen.
Killarney Brewing & Distilling Company is in the process of building a new brewery and a custom-built malt and grain distillery. On the heels of a €24 million investment, the state of the art 62,000 sq. ft facility on the Ring of Kerry will overlook the McGillycuddy Reeks and lakes of Killarney.
Upon completion, the new premise will be Ireland’s largest independently owned and co-located distillery, brewery and visitor experience. It will provide a cultural home to the thriving business, local employment and meet the burgeoning demand for premium Irish products and experiences from domestic and international markets.
“This project has been years in the making and it’s a joy to finally launch our first Killarney Irish Whiskey and showcase our innovation with this limited release collaboration between the new brewery and distillery,” said Barry Spellman, general manager at Killarney Brewing & Distilling Company. “We are relentlessly focused on product quality, uniqueness and an unyielding commitment to excellence in every part of our business. Our passion and pride are evident at every touchpoint, from grain to glass to greeting. For those fortunate enough to acquire this limited-edition product, it really is a taste of things to come and the first of many new products in the pipeline.
“Working with some of the leading distilleries in Ireland, we sourced some of the finest grain and malt whiskey available and with the help of our master distiller, blended to our exact specification.”
Killarney Irish Whiskey and Imperial Stout are available while stock lasts at local Kerry outlets and www.irishmalts.com for RRP €100.