About The Whistler Calvados Cask Finish Irish Whiskey
Founded in 2015, Boann Distillery joined the resurgence of Irish whiskey in 2019, producing the first spirit in the town of Drogheda in more than 160 years. The company was launched by Patrick "The Whistler" Cooney and his wife Marie with several other family members. Backed by 40 years of experience in the industry, the family has the know-how, skill, and passion to create premium Irish whiskey. On one hand, they honor the rich tradition of Irish whiskey, on the other they take innovative approaches using cutting-edge technology which includes their state-of-the-art brewhouse and unique 3 copper-pot stills that use nanotechnology ― all with the goal of creating some of the finest whiskey and craft gin.
All the ingredients are 100% natural, including locally grown barley from native farmers and water from the Boyne Valley well. Environmentally conscious, they recycle their water and harness the heat that is generated during distillation, which then helps run their packaging lines and heat their restaurant, visitor center, and offices. Distillation byproducts are used as animal feed.
A collaboration between Boann Distillery and the renowned Calvados producers Chateau du Breuil in Normandy, France, The Whistler Irish Whiskey Calvados Cask Finish starts with a signature blend of 35% single malt and 65% grain whiskey that were both aged for 4 years in ex-bourbon casks. The blend is then filled into 10-year-old 400-liter French Oak Calvados casks from Normandy where it rests for 15 months. Bottled at 86 proof, this fantastically velvety whiskey boasts flavors of fresh apple, creamy toffee, hints of cinnamon, apricot, and baked caramelized apple.
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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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