Killarney Brewing Company has announced the launch of an 8 year-old premium blended Irish whiskey.

This offering is finished in Killarney’s own small-batch Imperial stout casks, a stout that is matured in the same Killarney Whiskey casks and designed to complement the flavours of the Whiskey blend.

This limited-edition pairing of Killarney Irish whiskey and Imperial atout, of which only 1092 bottles have been produced, is in celebration of the year The Annals of Inisfallen were released.

Killarney Brewing & Distilling’s Imperial Stout and inaugural Irish whiskey pay homage to the monks of Innisfallen Island located in Lough Leane, Killarney. Each generation of the order contributed a new and ornate chapter of The Annals of Inisfallen. These chronicles, which are a medieval history of Ireland, spanned more than a century, providing a unique insight into life on the island.

This launch comes in the midst of Killarney Brewing & Distilling Company building a new brewery to meet the growing demand for their beers along with a custom-built malt and grain distillery.

On the heels of a €24m investment, this state of the art 62,000 sqft facility on the Ring of Kerry will overlook the McGillycuddy Reeks and lakes of Killarney. Upon completion, this new premise will be Ireland’s largest independently owned and co-located distillery, brewery and visitor experience.

Barry Spellman, General Manager at Killarney Brewing & Distilling Company, said: “This project has been years in the making and it’s a joy to finally launch our first Killarney Irish Whiskey and showcase our innovation with this limited release collaboration between the new brewery and distillery. We are relentlessly focused on product quality, uniqueness and an unyielding commitment to excellence in every part of our business. Our passion and pride are evident at every touchpoint, from grain to glass to greeting. For those fortunate enough to acquire this limited-edition product, it really is a taste of things to come and the first of many new products in the pipeline.

“Working with some of the leading distilleries in Ireland, we sourced some of the finest grain and malt whiskey available and with the help of our Master Distiller, blended to our exact specification. Killarney Irish Whiskey is blended, finished, bottled and hand labelled in Killarney. This 8 year-old premium Whiskey will be packaged in handcrafted wooden boxes and sold together with Killarney’s latest innovation, Imperial stout.”

The release is available now while stock lasts for €100 at local Kerry outlets and

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