Kilbeggan moves into single grain Irish whiskeyBy Becky Paskin
Kilbeggan has entered the single grain whisky category with the launch of the first 100% grain whiskey to be released under the distillery name.
Distilled and matured at the Kilbeggan Distillery in County Westmeath, which houses both a column and pot still for grain and malt whiskey production, the expression is made from 100% corn and matured in ex-Bourbon barrels.
Bottled at 40% abv, the whiskey is said to have a “soft and subtly sweet” flavour.
It will be launched in European travel retail by Maxxium Travel Retail.
Michael Cockram global travel retail marketing director at Maxxium Travel Retail, said: “Kilbeggan 8YO Single Grain is a valuable and unique addition to the range and follows the successful release of Kilbeggan 21YO.
“Given the strong and continued growth in Irish whiskey, the launch allows retailers to broaden their offering within the category and capitalise on the demand among travellers, giving them the opportunity to experience a premium expression within this acclaimed portfolio.”
Beam Suntory also produces Greenore Single Grain whiskey in 6-, 8-, 18- and 19-year-old expressions.