Boann Whiskey Distillery to sell first 500 casksBy Amy Hopkins
The new €20 million Boann Whiskey Distillery in Ireland has launched two members clubs that allow members to own exclusive bottlings and entire casks of Irish whiskey.
Set to open next year, Boann Whiskey Distillery is based in Drogheda and marks the first time a new distillery has been built in the area for 50 years.
Creating Irish whiskey and gin, the site will also house a visitors’ centre and the new Boyne Brewhouse craft brewery, bringing 80 new jobs to the local area.
It will create a range of Irish single malt, pot still and blended whiskies from “technologically advanced” and specially-designed nano-copper pot stills. A small batch gin will also be produced in a custom made 500-litre Bennett Still.
Ahead of its opening, the Boann Whiskey Distillery has launched the Boann Cask Society – offering members ownership of one of its first 500 casks.
Members can select Irish malt or Irish pot still whiskey and decide which barrel it in Bourbon, Sherry or Port casks, with a choice of finishes. The barrel will then be stored in Boann’s warehouse for an minimum of three years.
Boann Cask Society costs €5,800 to join and also offers a number of other benefits.
“Anyone who loves and appreciates the craft of whiskey will understand what a wonderful and unique opportunity the Boann Cask Society presents,” said Ainé O’Hora, head distiller at Boann Whiskey Distillery.
“It truly is the ultimate gift for whiskey lovers. We are very excited to welcome our 500 Cask Society Members and look forward to a long and rewarding journey with them.
“I’m so proud to be involved with such a beautiful product and I’m excited to share that experience with our members.”
The distillery has also launched the Boann Cask Collection, which costs €650 to join and offers 10 exclusive bottlings over a period of 10 years.