Powerscourt Distillery Limited Edition, The Fercullen 18-Year-Old Single Malt “Five Elements”
A complex compilation of different styles and finishes, rare stocks of 16 year old Single Malt matured in American white oak, ex Bourbon barrels, have been decanted and filled into carefully selected casks of red wine, ruby port and rum. After years of finishing our Master Distiller chose each cask for this compliation. This is an 18 year old Malt exclusively matured in ex Bourbon was also used to bind and balance the delicate flavours with those from the finishes in this rare composite expression.
The red wine cask finish was developed over three years. European oak red wine casks offer a tannic characteristic which is mellowed and balanced by the malt sweetness of the whiskey finished in ruby port casks and the tropical aroma and palate from rum casks. All three were married with bourbon barrel 18-year-old whiskey, the four styles then expertly combined by a Master’s touch to produce a symphony of flavours in this rare and exceptional Single Malt Irish Whiskey.
“A unique whiskey is always a pleasure to develop. Working to distil,Noel Sweeney, Master Distiller at Powerscourt Distillery
mature, finish, blend and balance this rare composite expression represents years of experience and patience required to bring all the elements together forming something truly special”
According to Noel, the “Five Elements” are:
- A Single Malt, A Single Distillery, A Single Distiller.
- Two types of oak maturation; American White Oak and European Oak.
- Three different finishing casks; Red Wine, Ruby Port and Rum.
- Four styles; Bourbon, Red Wine, Ruby Port and Rum.
- The globally recognised touch and blending expertise of Master Distiller Noel Sweeney.
Fercullen 18 Year Old Single Malt Five Elements Irish Whiskey Information:
- Region: Ireland
- Distillers: Unknown – Most likely Bushmills
- Bonder: Powerscourt Distillery
- Mashbill: Malted Barley
- Cask: American White Oak and European Oak
- Age: 18 Years Old
- ABV: 46% ABV – 92% Proof
- Filtered: Non-Chill Filtered
Tasting Notes: Fercullen 18 Year Old Single Malt Five Elements
Launched on November 11th 2020 this edition is limited to just 1,500 bottles. Fercullen Five Elements 18-year-old Limited Edition is bottled at 46% ABV and is be available online at PowerscourtDistillery. This is an eagerly anticipated launch of a limited edition 18 year old single malt following the release of the original Fercullen 18-year-old in 2019 by Master Distiller Noel Sweeney, RRP is €180.
Initial top notes of boiled sweets, vanilla and honey intertwined with a twist of lemon, and sweet orchard ripe fruits, plums, raisins, cinnamon, complimented by tropical fruits, pineapples, mango, banana, layered over a duo of oak wood notes, showcasing an intriguing balance between spirit and wood
Initial burst of tangy fruit cocktail sweetness, with layer upon layer of smooth silky sweet malt, chocolate and Christmas cake, creating succulent texture and balance as the tropical fruit, rum, red grape skins build delivering waves of complexity and taste.
Long lasting sweetness from ripe fruits and velvety texture almost mouth-wetting to finish.
Where to drink: Fercullen 18 Year Old Single Malt Five Elements
Powerscourt’s very own distillery is the perfect place to sip a dram after one of their expertly guided tours. Or if you would like to become part of this distillery’s journey The Powerscourt Distillery Cask Programme is a unique offering of only 397 single casks filled with the finest new triple distilled, single malt Irish whiskey spirit. This is the inaugural cask programme of our Master Distiller, Noel Sweeney who is the most experienced working Master Distiller in Ireland.
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