Kilbeggan Distilling Company has released its first single pot still, a limited edition release timed to coincide with St. Patrick’s Day.
The single pot still is a mixed mash whiskey featuring malted barley, raw barley and 2.5% oats, which were used at Kilbeggan Distillery in the 19th century.
The whiskey was inspired by recipes used at Kilbeggan Distillery through the late 1800s. At the time, oats were grown across the midlands region of Ireland and were commonly used by distillers like the Locke family at Kilbeggan for filtration purposes. The grain also imparts a unique flavor and creamy texture not typically found in Irish whiskey.
The subtle influence of oats in this Kilbeggan Single Pot Still expression results in a whiskey that is soft and mellow, with a fresh, fruity palate. It has a light, lingering spice and a rich, creamy mouthfeel.
Double distilled to 86 proof in Kilbeggan’s old copper pot stills – one of which is the world’s oldest working whiskey pot still today – the new spirit is the second limited release to be 100% distilled and matured at Kilbeggan Distillery since its restoration in 2010.
The limited-edition Kilbeggan Single Pot Still Irish whiskey will be available in the United States starting February 2020 with a suggested retail price of $44.99 (750ml), and is also available throughout Ireland, in Germany, Austria, and Canada.