The Whistler

The Boann Distillery, founded in 2015 by the Cooney family, is located in Boyne Valley, In County Louth, Ireland. The distillery is the first to open in the area in 50 years. The facility already produces Gins, but is scheduled to start Whiskey production in 2017.

They have sourced Whiskey from a third party distillery to create their new Whistler range of Irish Whiskey. The concept materialized at a New Years family celebration “Whistled into life one fabled New Year’s Eve, this Whiskey has notes of family tradition and history. The Whistler is a Whiskey of a noteworthy craft that is as old as the story told, the written word and the whistled tune” (Boann Distillery).

The Whistler collection has three releases so far. ‘The Blue Note’ 7YO single malt, Irish Whiskey (46% ABV) won Gold at the 2017 World Whiskies Awards.

The other expressions include ‘How The Years Whistle By’ 10YO single malt (46% ABV) and their ‘Natural Cask Strength Limited Edition’ 7YO single malt (59% ABV), the production of this release was limited to 1,200 bottles.

The Whiskeys in their line-up are aged in first fill Bourbon barrels before being finished in hand selected Oloroso Sherry casks, for two years. The Sherry cask finish adds a rich sweetness and depth to the Whiskey.

The Whistler Whiskeys are bottled at natural color and non-chill filtered. The range was officially launched in 2016, at ‘Whiskey Live’, Ireland’s premier whiskey tasting at the Printworks, Dublin Castle.
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The Whistler