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The Tyrconnell 16 Years Old revealed

The Tyrconnell, the Beam Suntory owned whiskey brand distilled at the Cooley Distillery, has announced the release of The Tyrconnell 16 Years Old single malt Irish whiskey.

Original owners, the Watts intended to make The Tyrconnell just once, but it ended up becoming their most popular whiskey.

Due to its age and rarity, only a limited quantity of the release has been produced.

John Cashman, global brand ambassador, says: “Just as Tyrconnell, the racehorse, galloped to victory with unwavering concentration, the same focus and attention is given to creating every bottle of this unique Irish single malt whiskey. When looking for a new single malt expression to raise the bar for Irish whiskey, we knew right away that The Tyrconnell 16 Years Old would showcase the magic of the brand’s signature double distillation and expertise in aging, providing fans with a rich, complex spirit.”

The Tyrconnell is made of just two ingredients – Irish barley and pure spring water. Produced in traditional pot stills, The Tyrconnell is one of a few Irish whiskeys that uses double distillation.

The Tyrconnell matures in American Oak ex-bourbon barrels in the mild Irish climate.

The Tyrconnell 16 Year Old (46% ABV) joins a portfolio including The Tyrconnell and a collection of three 10 Year Old Cask Finishes (madeira, port and sherry). This limited release expression is now available in select US markets with a suggested retail price of $100.00 (75cl).

21 March 2017 - Sam Coyne The Drinks Report, news editor