The Irishman 17-Year-Old Single Malt – Irish Single Cask Release
The Irishman 17 Year Old Single Malt was first released in 2016 to mark Walsh Whiskey Distillery’s seventeen years in business and a momentous year for the Walsh family with the commissioning of the Distillery at Royal Oak.
The Irishman 17 Year Old is a superlative Single Malt from a single cask resulting from 17 years maturation in a first fill Sherry Butt. The signet of this exceptional whiskey is its rich deep flavour of great warmth. This super-premium, triple distilled Irish whiskey is bottled at 56% ABV and non-chill filtered. With only 1,800 bottles of The Irishman 17-Year-Old Single Malt released in selected markets in 2018, it is one of Walsh Whiskey Distillery’s most exclusive expressions.
“The quality of competition across all categories is testament to the fantastic industry we have here in Ireland. The Irish Whiskey Awards are the equivalent of the Oscars for the industry and we are honoured to hold the title of Best Irish Whiskey 2019”.Bernard Walsh
The Irishman 17-Year-Old Single Malt has been announced at the Irish Single Cask of the Year in Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible 2019, which is the world’s leading whisky guide. Now in its 16th year, Murray’s Whisky Bible is said to be the most comprehensive and thoroughly researched series of whisky tasting notes and scores.
Irish Whiskey of the Year 2019
OCTOBER 18th 2019: The Irishman 17-Year-Old Single Malt, produced by Walsh Whiskey, has been awarded the highest accolade at this year’s Irish Whiskey Awards.
Crowned overall Irish Whiskey of the Year at the annual event, the accolade tops off what has been a fantastic year for The Irishman 17-Year-Old Single Malt. It was also named Best Irish Single Cask Whiskey at the Irish Whiskey Awards on top of taking home a Masters medal at the Irish Whiskey Masters earlier this year and being crowned Irish Single Cask of the Year by Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible 2019.
The Irishman 17 Year Old Single Malt
The Irishman 17-Year-Old Single Malt is an extremely limited release, with just three casks of 600 bottles per cask produced each year. Originally released in 2016 to mark Walsh Whiskey’s 17th year in business, the expression has become a must-have in any whiskey enthusiast’s collection.
The influence of the Sherry cask is forever present, with notes of dark chocolate.
This is filled with a beautiful toasted oak and sweet sherried raisins giving a complexity that is satisfying to the palate.
The finish comes in a combination of nutty oloroso sherry as well as a dark chocolate that begs to continue.
Where to drink: The Irishman 17 Year Old
Try it in Dick Mack’s Pub in Dingle who have been serving up liquid refreshments since 1899. As a dual-function pub you will find beer and a fine selection of whiskeys on one half of the bar, and a leather shop on the other. Explore the bar and adjoining rooms where the Mac Donnell family lived until recent times, or just get tucked into one of the snugs in the bar and absorb the atmosphere of this unchanged Irish pub.
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