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Origin

Michael and Helen Scully, founders of Clonakilty Whiskey. Michael is the eighth generation of his family to farm the land on Galley Head. This is a family who have worked the land here in West Cork, season after season, year after year. Now their dream of producing their own whiskey, from their own barley and water is taking shape. A new venture, born of the land in this breathtakingly beautiful corner of Ireland.

Process

Triple-distilled and gently cut with water naturally filtered through our coastal rock formations. Finished in virgin oak casks in our warehouse overlooking the Atlantic Ocean waves.​The aroma conjures-up soft spices, vanilla with ripe apples and pears.​The tastes is truly rewarding with subtle notes of pepper and ginger.​ The result – a sublime, distinctive perfectly-balanced Irish whiskey.

Clonakilty Single Batch Double Oak Finish is the flagship of Clonakilty’s Cask Finish Series.

A premium product matured in ex-bourbon casks, it is finished in virgin American oak; and shaved, toasted and re-charred ex-red wine European oak casks (NEOC, New Era of Cask).

This makes it the world’s first Irish whiskey to be finished in a NEOC cask. NEOC are ex-red wine barrels from the Bordeaux region of France. They are hand-shaved by traditional coopers, and re-toasted according to each individual distiller’s specification.

Part of our Cask Finish Series.

For our Single Grain Bordeaux Cask Finish we have used a 9 year old premium Irish grain.

It is gently cut and finished in carefully selected Bordeaux casks at our Atlantic Ocean warehouse.

The first member of our Clonakilty Cask Series.

We have used a premium Irish malt and 9 year old Irish grain.

It was then gently cut and finished in Port Casks from The Douro Valley at our Atlantic Ocean warehouse.