Red Breast 16 Sonny Molly’s Launch
On the 15th of November 2018, Sonny Mollys pub in Galway city released their unique single cask, sixteen year old RedBreast. A world first as no other pub had ever released a collaboration with Red Breast. The story behind the whiskey is quite sweet, Sonny Molly who is their name sake was a charismatic man who at the end of each evening, sat down with a glass of his beloved Red Breast whiskey.
Redbreast is the largest-selling Single Pot Still Irish whiskey in the world and one of the most decorated – it is regarded as the definitive expression of traditional Pot Still Whiskey.Brian Nation – Midleton Master Distiller
Steeped in Galway’s rich whiskey heritage, Sonny Molloy’s is one of the country’s most popular whiskey bars and is a founding member of the Galway Whiskey Trail. The premises was formerly a renowned drapery shop run by the legendary Sonny Molloy. He was a larger-than-life character, famed for his friendly service and welcoming presence. The current bar-counter is still the very same as when Sonny worked behind it.
Indeed, Sonny himself appreciated a fine Irish whiskey, his favourite being a Redbreast 12 Year Old, which he regularly enjoyed as a nightcap. When releasing its first whiskey creation, it was therefore a natural choice for Sonny Molloy’s to partner with Redbreast.
Partnering with Redbreast is an honour. Our shelves are already full of the finest selection of Irish whiskey but the addition of this label, unique to us, has been a dream in the making for many years. Since we announced in September that we’d be releasing the Redbreast 16 Year Old there has been great anticipation among whiskey collectors and enthusiasts alike, and already there’s a significant waiting list. Our whiskey is being released in honour of our namesake Sonny Molloy, so it’s a fitting coincidence that it arrived into the bar on what would have been Sonny’s 92nd birthday.John Mannion of Sonny Molloy’s Irish Whiskey Bar
Aged in a 500 litre Spanish Oak sherry cask, only 570 bottles have been yielded. The result is a limited-edition and truly collectable whiskey. Just 200 bottles will be released for general sale by Sonny Molloy’s this Friday, November 16th, originally launched at the exclusive price of €345. Each bottle forms part of an exclusive gift set, featuring two specially engraved Galway Irish Crystal tumblers and a certificate of authenticity, signed by Master Distiller, Brian Nation.
The initial delicate aroma of dried fruits, raisins and prunes quickly move across to a zesty lime character with deep rich notes of wood, leather and coffee, with a hint of sweet treacle, the pot still spices build over time adding complexity and balance.
Full and rich with a luscious texture that evolves as the spices continue to build on the oak tannins. Lime zest with dark chocolate and a mild nuttiness work in tandem creating additional layers of flavour.
Rich and lingering with the pot still spices slowly fading allowing the toasted oak to continue until the very end.
Where to drink: Sonny Molloys RedBreast 16 Year Old
Sonny Molloy’s of course as it is the only place you can buy this rare drop by the measure. The Sonny Molloy’s Redbreast 16 Year Old Single will be available to buy in Sonny’s as a gift set and to purchase in store and online through McCambridges of Galway.