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A unique and complex 5-part blend of grain, pot-still, and malt Irish Whiskey.
Two Stacks was launched in 2020 by a group of 3 friends ― Shane McCarthy, Donal McLynn, and Liam Brogan ― who had spent 6 years working together in the craft beverage importing and distribution business. With the Irish Whiskey Renaissance well underway, they deemed the time was ripe for a proper Whiskey brand ― a contemporary brand, built upon Irish Whiskey's rich heritage. They borrowed the name from the two chimney stacks of the Dundalk distillery that were so tall that seamen used them as a navigation point.
They have their own distillery, but as it's the smallest in Ireland, they source Whiskey from other independent distilleries for their blends. The First Cut is an approachable 86-proof dram that comes from Dundalk's Great Northern Distillery. It comprises light & dark grain Whiskeys (80%), double & peated Malts (12%), and pot-still Whiskey (8%). Each of these brings a desirable component to the profile that has spice, fruity esters, and a touch of peat. Oh, and this one might actually be the first 5-part blend in Ireland!
Appearance / Color
Nose / Aroma / Smell
The nose opens with tropical fruit, vanilla, cereal, and nutty aromas.
Flavor / Taste / Palate
The balance of spice and pleasant sweetness makes the palate really shine with notes of toffee, lemon zest, sherry, almonds, and charred oak.
The finish is sweet with lingering caramel, smoke, and black pepper notes.
The Flavor Spiral™ shows the most common flavors that you'll taste in Two Stacks The First Cut and gives you a chance to have a taste of it before actually tasting it.
We invented Flavor Spiral™ here at Flaviar to get all your senses involved in tasting drinks and, frankly, because we think that classic tasting notes are boring.