Powerscourt Distillery has introduced the first release in the Estate Series – Issue 1 of 3; the Mill House Limited Edition Single Grain Amarone finish Fercullen.
This release is named to give a nod to the distillery’s brand home – the near 300 year-old mill house built from Wicklow granite and the distillery buildings’ historical anchor.
The water-powered Mill House was repurposed to become home to the Distillery’s Visitor Centre, complete with the original turbine built by Craig and Sons in Belfast still intact. The clear spring water emanating from the nearby waterfall, which once drove the turbine, is now used to create Fercullen whiskeys.
The Fercullen’ Mill House’ Single Grain Amarone finish is a marriage of single grain whiskeys produced in 2010, 2011 and 2012 by Powerscourt’s Master Distiller and Master Blender, Noel Sweeney.
This single grain Irish whiskey was initially matured in first fill ex bourbon barrels, before finishing in premium Italian Amarone casks for 18 months. This allows the whiskey to achieve a combination of grain, bourbon, oak and Amarone. Non chill filtered with natural colour and bottled at 46%, the Mill House is available at an RRP of €75.