Powerscourt Distillery Release the Second of Their Estate Series – The Italian Gardens; a limited Edition Blended Fercullen Irish Whiskey Amarone cask influence . ‘The Italian Gardens’ will be available now with an RSP of €75, this is a limited edition release.
This year, Powerscourt Distillery is paying homage to the inspirational “Italian Gardens”, the centrepiece of the world-renowned Powerscourt Gardens, voted 3 rd best Gardens in the World by National Geographic . “The Italian Gardens” aims to showcase the gardens’ harmonious partnership between visionary design & the perfection of nature.
In 2021, the first in the Estate Series was released and named after their Fercullen brand home – the near-300-year-old mill house. ‘The Mill House’ sold out in a few short weeks and it is expected that expression two will be in high demand. The Estate Series follows an established core range of award-winning Fercullen Irish Whiskeys – 8 year old blend, 10 year old Single Grain, 14 year old Single Malt and 18 year old Single Malt.
Powerscourt Distillery’s new Head of Whiskey & Product Development John Cashman , a recipient of an ‘Icons of Whisky’ award and an ‘International Wine & Spirits’ judge, has worked in multiple distilleries under the Beam Suntory umbrella. Having worked alongside the Distillery’s founding Master Distiller Noel Sweeney for many years at Cooley, John preserves unique knowledge on Fercullen whiskeys, old & new.
For this bottle, John combined an exceptional Fercullen 19YO Malt with an Italian influenced Amarone cask finish, skilfully blended with a very special 12YO Grain Irish Whiskey, delivering an exceptional end product.
Nose: Abundance of fruit, cherry, fig, and marmalade with sweet hints of lemonade and cream soda.
Taste: Soft grain sweetness with honey and lemon give way to a light malt spice.
Finish: Long and fruity with a pleasant coating of summer fruit oils.
Non-chill filtered and bottled at 46% ABV.