17-Year-Old Single Malt
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Powerscourt Distillery Unveils: Distillery Select 17-Year-Old Single Malt Quarter Cask Apple Brandy Finish

The Powerscourt Distillery proudly announces a distinct and exclusive offering: a 17-year-old Single Malt, matured to perfection and uniquely finished in Apple Brandy Quarter Casks. With an RRP of €150, strictly limited release is available while stocks last directly from the Distillery Visitors Centre or online.

This 17-year-old whiskey was bottled in September 2023 and springs from the distillery’s quest for innovation. The distillery, always pursuing unparalleled flavour profiles, sourced these specialised quarter casks from Riverdrive Cooperage in Maine, USA. With a size of roughly 60 litres, these casks, due to their wood-to-whiskey ratio, offer accelerated maturation, enveloping the whiskey in rich undertones in a shorter duration.

But what sets this release apart? Apple Brandy – a double distilled elixir made from fermented apple juice, boasting a luminous amber hue and a robust, full-bodied flavour profile. Known also as ‘Apple Jack’, American apple brandy, matured in charred fresh oak barrels, imparts a delightful sweetness reminiscent of bourbon. This traditional ‘jacking’ method, stemming from colonial America, freezes and extracts water, intensifying the alcohol content.

This Distillery Select is the first release from Powerscourt Distillery, utilising quarter casks for finishing. The outcome: a limited edition of 258 individually numbered bottles, bottled at 46% ABV, non-chill filtered and true to its natural colour.

**Tasting Notes:

– Nose: Treacle Toffee, apple drops, liquorice, toasted oak.

– Taste: Dulce de leche glazed apple slices intertwined with butter biscuits.

– Finish: A dance of baked pie crusts and star anise meets stewed apple, ending with waves of charred oak.

Available at €150, this can be purchased online or directly from the Powerscourt Distillery Visitor Centre—a genuine treat for the discerning whiskey enthusiast.

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