Lough Gill Distillery, makers of Athrú Whiskey, has launched the brand’s first small batch release – a triple-casked malt Irish whiskey.
This release highlights a blend of six-year old Oloroso, six year-old Bourbon and 17 year-old madeira finishes.
Limited to 3,000 bottles, this release is bottled at 46% abv. The blend of whiskeys gives Athrú a combination of dried fruits and spiced vanilla with a subtle toffee finish.
Athrú Whiskey Head Distiller Ollie Alcorn said: “I carefully select the best of each batch of casks’ to create our small batch, limited releases. After rooting through the warehouse, I’ve picked a moreish combination of Bourbon, Oloroso and Madeira, a Portuguese fortified wine which adds depth and sweetness reminiscent of Christmas cake. Together, they produce notes of dried fruits and spiced vanilla with a subtle toffee finish. This release takes us on a deep dive into further exploration of wood-finishing, allowing us to show a more experimental side to our approach.”
Distillery founder David Raethorne said: “We are delighted to launch our first small batch release. This release will be of particular interest to those who have followed our journey since our first whiskey release in 2016 but also for those who want to experience the art of the Athrú Whiskey wood finishing process. At Lough Gill Distillery, we always endeavour to create really special and unique products and we think this is evident in this special Small Batch Release. We are really proud of this launch and can’t wait for whiskey fans to try it.”
The Athrú Small Batch Release Bottle is priced €85. It is available to pre-order for December from athru.com or select stockists nationwide.