The Sexton Single Malt Irish Whiskey has launched in the U.S. Inspired by the tradition of whiskey making on the North Coast of Ireland, The Sexton was aged for four years in former Sherry butts.
At the helm of production is Master Blender Alex Thomas, among the world’s few female whiskey blenders. “After years of experimenting with different cask profiles and laying the liquid to rest for just the right amount of time, I’m pleased to share a rich and deeply flavorful Irish single malt,” says Thomas.
Crafted from 100% malted barley that is triple distilled in copper pots, The Sexton is then aged in first-, second- and third-fill Oloroso Sherry casks. On the nose, marzipan, allspice and fruits follow aromas of nuts and dark chocolate, the company says. The palate reveals mellow honeyed malt and oils and finally a pleasant gentle wood finish with mild sweetness.
The Sexton is available now for a suggested retail price of $27.99 per 750-ml. bottle.