Celtic Whiskey has announced the launch of its latest brand, The Dingle Celt Irish Whiskey.
Following the success of their award-winning Celtic Cask Independent bottlings, the decision to release an ultra exclusive Dingle whiskey was made earlier this year.
The Dingle Celt is an extremely rare bottling from a single cask at Dingle Distillery, which has been triple distilled and fully aged in a 50 litre Caratelli chestnut cask that previously matured Vin Santo dessert wine from Altesino, Tuscany. The single malt was distilled at the Dingle distillery on the 23rd May 2015 and bottled by Celtic Whiskey at cask strength on 6th December 2018. This whiskey is limited to 18 bottles.
Customers will have the opportunity to purchase one of fifteen bottles online at Celtic Whiskey Auction.com from Monday 5th August to Monday 19th August at 8pm — the remaining three bottles will be available by the measure at the Celtic Whiskey Bar & Larder in Killarney, Co.Kerry.
At least €100 from each bottle will be donated to the Kerry Parents and Friends Association (KPFA) which supports families of people with intellectual disabilities by providing residential and day services together with respite and home support.
Owner Ally Alpine, founder of the Celtic Whiskey brand, said: “We wanted to build on our previous success with the Celtic Cask bottlings and release an ultra exclusive whiskey from one of the newer distilleries. We chose a cask from the Dingle Distillery as they have been very much behind the renaissance of Irish Whiskey (launching their first whiskey in November 2016) and despite its youth, the Dingle Celt is an outstanding bottling that shows great potential for future Dingle whiskey bottlings.”
Celtic Whiskey is an independent bottling company that works closely with Irish whiskey distilleries to select particular Irish whiskies for further ageing, typically in select high quality oak wine barrels.