The Whistler Irish Whiskey, from family-owned Boann Distillery in the Boyne Valley of Ireland, has brought its Single Malt Series into the U.S.
The series launches with the P.X. I love you Single Malt, and Bodega Cask Single Malt whiskeys.
Both Irish whiskeys are bottled at 46 percent ABV, non-chill filtered and natural color.
“At Boann, we pride ourselves in being one of the most innovative whiskey distilleries in Ireland,” says Pat Cooney, founder of Boann Distillery. “We only use locally grown barley in our whiskeys and have access to the best casks to mature our spirit, ensuring that we produce unique whiskeys in which every bottle tells a story — the story of our land, our people and our family.”
The Whistler P.X. I love you Single Malt was distilled using 100% malted Irish barley, and initially matured in ex-bourbon casks before finishing in ex-PX Sherry Casks for at least nine months. On the nose is sherry influence with dried berries, raisins, cherries and golden raisins, the company reports, plus candied orange and sticky brown sugar. The palate has a wood-forward opening, before dried fruits and brown sugar, plus walnut, zesty citrus and a hint of leather. The finish is walnut, dried fruits and subtle wood, with a hint of dark chocolate.
The Whistler 5-Year-Old Bodega Cask Single Malt is a triple-distilled whiskey that matured in Spanish sherry butts for its whole life. These butts were sourced from company partners in the bodegas of Jerez de la Frontera. The nose has juicy fruit aromas, with pear drops and an oak undertone, the company reports, before a palate of juicy fruit to start, evolving into dried vine fruits, dates and caramel flavors. Warm, spicy oak adds a peppery note, which persists to the finish, with more fruit and oak spices
The Single Malt Series is exclusively available in the U.S. with Boann Distillery’s long-term industry partner Prestige Beverage Group. The 750-ml bottles have an SRP of $44.99, and are hitting shelves now in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Illinois, with additional markets in 2021.
This follows the recent release of The Whistler Irish Whiskey Cask Finish Series.