The Liberties is a part of Dublin famous for its vibrant atmosphere, arts scene and wonderful drinking establishments. It is where the iconic Guinness brewery is found! During the 18th century this area was the home of Irish distilling, and had a reputation as a somewhat rough and ready part of town. As such it was nicknamed “Hell”, and a large oak carved devil stood over the area’s entrance. The devil disappeared overnight, amidst rumours it had been transformed into whiskey casks. This whiskey aims to bottle this ambiance and demonstrate it through powerful, vivid flavours. This is a blend of Irish malt and grain whiskies which has been aged in a bourbon cask.
On the nose, this whiskey has tremendous balance between malt and grain aromas, with notes of sweet cereal, toffee, bright oak, brown sugar and orchard fruits. The palate has rich flavours of overripe bananas, woodspice, a slight peppered pear note and toffee. The finish is warming with a little milk chocolate and dark brown bread. A cracking Irish whiskey, bottled at 46% ABV and without chill filtration. Perfect in an Irish Old Fashioned too!