About The Pogues Irish Whiskey
Pogues Irish Whiskey is produced by West Cork Distillers, an Independent distiller of Ireland. Inspired by "The Pogues" band, this whiskey is said to have the highest malt content of any blended Irish whiskey, containing 50% grain and 50% single malt liquid. Developed by renowned distillers Barry Walsh and Frank McHardy, this malty Irish drink has floral malty notes and elements of chocolate and citrus.
"The Celtic punk band, originally named Pogue Mahone (from the Irish Gaelic "póg mo thóin" meaning "kiss my arse") later became known as The Pogues. Formed in 1982 by frontman Shane MacGowan, the band were famed and admired for doing things their own way. Their rebellious nature, inspired use of traditional Irish instruments and poetic, often politically tinged lyrics led them to reach cult status in the 80s and early 90s" (producer).
Pogues Irish whiskey is crafted in small batches, using only barley and spring water from the Emerald Isles. The nose has signature Irish whiskey notes of fresh barley, light honey notes, and a little brown butter. The palate offers few surprises, with lots of toasty, roasted grains, a touch of cloves, and just a little vanilla. This punk rock inspired release earned awards at the New York International Spirits Competition and World Whiskies Awards, as well as a Gold medal at the 2017 San Francisco World Spirits Competition.
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About Irish Whiskey
Contrary to popular belief that Scots invented whisk(e)y, Irish whiskey was mentioned almost a century before its Scottish brother.
Its origin comes from the perfume distilling monks who decided to tweak the recipe a bit, creating Irish whiskey.
Irish whiskey doesn’t have a lot of rules and regulations to be considered “pure” and can be made with various grains and processes, as long as it is aged for at least three years in wooden casks and has a max ABV of 94.8%.
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