Roe & Co Irish Whiskey Aged Exclusively in Port Casks
Roe & Co are delighted to release their latest offering, a premium Single Malt Irish Whiskey. Roe & Co Cask Strength 2020 Edition, a thirteen-year-old Single Malt, has spent the entirety of its life in Port Casks (yes, you heard that right!). Port Casks have long been known for the intense flavour it can impress upon spirit and this release is no exception, with an intricate array of dark berry, chocolate and spice notes it is a whiskey of supreme quality.
Bottled at the natural cask strength of 58% ABV, Roe & Co Cask Strength 2020 Edition truly showcases the flavour of the whiskey straight from the barrel, which is even more exciting when combined with its full Port Cask Maturation. While many whiskeys are finished off in a Port Cask at the very end of their maturation cycle this liquid has spent the entire thirteen years of its life in Port Casks soaking up its rich depth of flavour. The quality and intense flavour attributed by the casks is immediately apparent on the palate through its velvety texture, molasses, honey-roast barley, hints of fresh ground coffee and cherry ripe chocolate bars.
“For me this is perhaps my most anticipated release to date, not because of its age or because of the fact that it is a single malt but because once again we get to shine a light on the inherent base processes of whiskey production; excellently distilled Irish spirit, amazing casks and no interruption by human contact. This is whiskey at its most raw and I love it.”Alan Mulvihill, Global Brand Ambassador at Roe & Co
While Roe & Co Cask Strength 2020 Edition is the second part of a limited series, following the release of a cask strength bourbon aged liquid in 2019, this is Roe & Co’s first Single Malt offering. Robust in its flavour profile and magnificent on the palate, this new release is a truly wonderful expression of the progressive Irish Whiskey category.
The Roe & Co Raise The Bar with New Releases
Roe & Co is named in honour of George Roe, the once world-famous whiskey maker who helped build the golden era of Irish Whiskey in the 19th century. His distillery, George Roe and Co extended over 17 acres on Thomas Street in Dublin and was once Ireland’s largest distillery. As neighbours for hundreds of years George Roe and Co and Guinness were the two biggest names at the heart of Dublin’s historic brewing and distilling quarter. In June 2019, the doors of the Roe & Co. Distillery and Visitor Experience opened. Located in the heart of the buzzing Liberties district, visitors at Roe & Co are treated to a rich, rewarding, and intimate whiskey experience focusing on cocktails.
On the nose plum, burnt demerara sugar, caramel and dark cocoa.
The quality and intense flavour attributed by the casks is immediately apparent on the palate through its velvety texture, molasses, honey-roast barley, hints of fresh ground coffee and cherry ripe chocolate bars. Quite dense and chewy texture finished with a little beeswax.
Unctuous, long finish enhanced by lingering warmth of white pepper that creates a wonderful myriad of flavour that can feel vying for dominance over the faint notes of tannin derived from the port casks.
Where to Drink: Roe & Co
Try it in the Power House Bar in the heart of Dublin’s whiskey district. This is one of the most immersive experiences in whiskey distilling. A visit to the fully live, working distillery will also involve guests clocking in and clocking out as they commence a ‘shift’ at the Power Station with a time card. This is a nostalgic nod at the building’s past as an operational power station. The experience concludes with guests able to clock off work with one of Roe & Co’s World Class cocktails in the showstopping Power House Bar.
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