The term ‘Sexton’ is derived from the Mediaeval Latin word “sacristanus” meaning custodian of sacred objects and is used to describe the man who prepared the grave, the last man to witness the body before being laid to rest.
Alex uses classic Irish single malt techniques to craft The Sexton with only three ingredients: 100% malted barley, yeast and water from Ireland. But what makes it truly special is the maturation process. Aged exclusively in hand-selected Oloroso sherry casks, the result is a smooth, light and fruit- forward spirit that’s deep and memorable in character, she explains.
“On the nose, marzipan, spice and fruits follow aromas of nuts and dark chocolate, a touch of everything we love about the festive season.”
The new Irish single malt appears in a striking, hexagonal black bottle, inspired by the Giants Causeway.
And it can be enjoyed neat or in a cocktail.
Born out of a blend between historic Irish whiskey-making traditions and modern-day maturation experimentation, a versatile whiskey in nature, The Sexton is the perfect addition to any Christmas cocktail.
Try out some of The Sexton’s cocktail recipes:
The Holy Grail
50ml The Sexton Single Malt
Top with soda water
2 dashes Angostura bitters
Serve over ice and garnish with a lemon peel
Love It To Death
50ml The Sexton Single Malt 25ml fresh lime juice
2 dashes Absinthe
20ml sugar syrup
Serve garnished with thyme and orange peel
50ml The Sexton Single Malt 5ml coffee liqueur
5ml Maple Syrup
2 dashes Chocolate bitters; serve on the rocks
Laid To Rest
25ml The Sexton Single Malt
5ml Pedro Ximenez sherry
20ml Manzanilla sherry
12.5ml spiced claret syrup
Serve over crushed ice and garnish with Mint leaves and dried spices.