Walsh Whiskey and Dick Mack’s Brewhouse have teamed up to create The Irishman Peated Red Ale Cask Finish. The new super-premium Irish whiskey comes from two of Ireland’s leading artisan drinks-producing families.
The Irishman Peated Red Ale Cask Finish is a triple-distilled, non-chill filtered, marriage of aged Single Malt and Single Pot Still Irish whiskeys by Walsh Whiskey in Carlow. The whiskey is aged for an additional nine months in a Peated Red Ale Cask from Dick Mack’s Brewhouse in Dingle and bottled at 50.1% ABV.
Only 276 bottles were produced of the whiskey, with the majority pre-sold to members of The Irish Whiskey Society, Dublin Fire Brigade Whiskey Club, and Carlow Whiskey Society. It will be served to patrons of Dick Mack’s Pub in Dingle, and a limited allocation of just 120 bottles will be available for sale from James J. Fox of Dublin from the first week in July.
On the nose, the whiskey offers zesty spice and malt in abundance. The palate features black peppercorn, apricot, peach, and tobacco leaf. The finish is “like a log fire burning slowly at the end of the night. Glowing embers of warmth,” says the brand.
This is the third time that Walsh Whiskey has collaborated with Dick Mack’s Brewhouse to create a unique whiskey. Previous releases were The Irishman Coffee Stout Cask finish (2018) and Writers’ Tears Seaweed IPA Cask finish (2020).
“Finn (MacDonnell), his whiskey adviser Peter White and his Brewhouse colleagues, Graham Murray, Brian Murtagh, Aussie Barrett and Seamus Lynch are our partners and friends in innovation,” said Bernard Walsh, Walsh Whiskey’s Managing Director. “As well as creating delicious concoctions, we always knock great fun out of our collaborations. I am very proud of this peated red ale finish to our The Irishman Founder’s Reserve whiskey, reinforcing our belief to always give more.”
Finn MacDonnell of Dick Mack’s Brewhouse & Pub added, “With three unique bottlings together with Walsh Whiskey so far, we seem to be doing something right with these special creations. The only problem being that we risk losing a few friends given the number of people looking to buy the whiskey before it’s even in the bottle! Can nobody keep a secret in Dingle? We won’t let that stop us though, as we have plenty more ideas that need exploring with Bernard!”
The Irishman Peated Red Ale Cask Finish is priced €79.99per bottle.
For more information, head over to Walsh Whiskey’s official website
Last month, Walsh Whiskey released the 2021 vintage of The Irishman Vintage Cask, a rare cask strength Irish whiskey expression. This year’s edition is limited to just 3,000 bottles worldwide, with 750 bottles assigned to the United States and 2,250 bottles for the Rest of the World.