Beam Suntory-owned Kilbeggan Distilling Company has launched a limited-edition single pot still Irish whiskey in the US.
Featuring a mash of malted barley, raw barley and 2.5% oats, Kilbeggan Single Pot Still was inspired by recipes used at Kilbeggan Distillery in the late 1800s.
The influence of oats in the expression is said to result in a whiskey that is “soft and mellow, with a fresh, fruity palate”.
According to Kilbeggan, pot still whiskey is significant, as it is the traditional and distinctive style of Irish whiskey that was first produced in Ireland.
“This remarkable whiskey is a glorious tribute to the traditional Irish pot still style and the community that kept Ireland’s oldest continually licensed distillery alive over centuries of trial and triumph,” said Michael Egan, US Irish whiskey brand ambassador for Kilbeggan Distilling Company.
“It is a truly unique spirit, with a rare mash that has produced a flavour unlike anything available today.”
With an ABV of 43%, Kilbeggan Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey is best enjoyed neat or on the rocks due to its soft and round character. It is now available with a suggested retail price of $44.99 (750ml).
The new spirit is the second limited release to be 100% distilled and matured at Kilbeggan Distillery since its restoration in 2010. It follows the release of Kilbeggan Small Batch Rye in 2018.
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