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Boann unveils The Whistler whiskey range

Ireland’s new Boann Distillery, set to become the first distillery to open in Drogheda in 50 years, has launched its inaugural range of Irish whiskey.

The Whistler is the first range of Irish whiskey released by Boann Distillery
The Whistler is the first range of Irish whiskey released by Boann Distillery

Boann Distillery, built at a cost of €20 million, is scheduled to start production in early 2017, but has sourced whiskey from a third party distillery to create its new The Whistler range.

The three-strong collection consists of The Blue Note, a seven-year-old single malt bottled at 46% abv; How The Years Whistle By, a 10-year-old single malt also with a 46% abv; and Natural Cask Strength Limited Edition, a seven-year-old single malt bottled at 59% abv, which is limited to 1,200 bottles.

All whiskeys in the range have been aged in first fill Bourbon barrels before being transferred to oloroso Sherry casks to finish for two years.

“At Boann Distillery our ethos are the forgotten arts and the spoken word, The Whistler Irish Whiskey single malt expressions represents these ideals perfectly,” said Peter Cooney, part of Boann’s founding family.

“Non-chill-filtered and natural colour is us putting our best foot forward for our first release. With The Whistler Irish whiskey single malt expressions, it’s all about our hand selected Sherry oloroso barrels.”

Boann Distillery is part of Na Cuana Group, which also owns the Boyne Brewhouse, Irish cream liqueur producer Robert A Merry and Co, and Adams Cider Company,

In September last year, Boann launched two members clubs that offer ownership of exclusive bottlings and entire casks of Irish whiskey.

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