Slane Distillery in pictures

22nd February, 2018 by Melita Kiely

Slane-distillery-cooperageWe move through a small crevice in the wall and into the diminutive cooperage, which will eventually be used for barrel repairs. Slane Irish Whiskey is currently aged in three types of casks: virgin, seasoned and Sherry. The bespoke, heavily toasted casks have been designed by Brown-Forman in Kentucky specifically for Slane. “Brown-Forman initially didn’t want to use Sherry,” said Conyngham. “So we persuaded them to come to Jerez and they understood where we were coming from. We persuaded them we needed to go back to what was traditionally used to balance the American whiskey influence. It’s the backbone of Slane Whiskey.”

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