Ireland’s Dingle Distillery, of Kerry County, recently announced the U.S. debut of its first core expression, Dingle Single Malt Whiskey.
A statement from the distillery notes that this first core expression is made up of malt whiskey matured in ex-bourbon casks (39%), and PX Sherry casks (61%), for six to seven years.
Dingle is one of the few Irish distilleries that makes a core single malt entirely from its own spirit.
“Quality has always been at the heart of our DNA at Dingle Distillery, and that remains the case with our Dingle Single Malt launch,” said Elliot Hughes, Dingle’s managing director. “We are one of few distilleries in Ireland solely producing our own spirit – we don’t buy from or sell to other distilleries, and this exceptional quality is evident with the launch of our first core spirit.”
This expression is a triple distilled, non-chill filtered whiskey bottled at 46.3% ABV. Dingle Master Distiller Graham Coult used first-fill only casks to produce a richer flavor, while the sweetness from the Sherry casks helped to get the flavor in quickly, producing a full-bodied spirit.
His master distiller notes for this whiskey describes a flavor profile including apples, caramel, and raisins. On the nose, Dingle Single Malt Whiskey offers a combination of lime zest and mint, while the finish delivers a honey sweetness and mixed spice aftertaste.
A run of 50,000 bottles of Dingle Single Malt Whiskey is slated for domestic and export markets, with plans to make upwards of 100,000 bottles a year by the end of 2023.
Imported by Hotaling & Co., Dingle Single Malt Whiskey is available in 15 markets across America as well as online via Reservebar.com, with a suggested retail price of $100 per 750ml bottle.
For more information or to find a bottle, check out www.dingledistillery.ie.