A celebration of the Golden age of Irish Whiskey bonding.
Back in the 19th century, every Irish town and village had their own flavor of Whiskey, but no brands. The Bonders bought all the booze from the distillers and sold it to consumers. When the Irish Whiskey industry almost collapsed in the 1930s, the art of bonding almost disappeared, but fret not, Louise McGuane brought it back. Her company sources new make Whiskey from all around Ireland and matures is it in a special rackhouse, but while we wait for first batches to come of age, they offer great blends of already mature Spirits.
One of them is The Flintloch, which just won Best Irish Single Malt in the IWA 2018. It's an extremely limited release (400 bottles only), a wonderful blend of three 16YO Single Malts from ex-Bourbon casks. It's both a celebration of a revived art of bonding and a testament to great Irish Whiskeys. Carefully chosen casks in this blend bring sweet and citrus flavors and aromas locked in a gorgeous polished mahogany color.