W.D. O’Connell has released a new 10 year-old single grain whiskey, a small batch release of just 600 bottles.
This marks the beginning of a new single grain series from the company, starting off with a Bourbon & Rye release. This is a reference to the ex-bourbon and ex-rye casks that were used to mature and finish the makeup of this single-grain Irish whiskey.
This release was distilled in Cooley and matured in first fill ex-bourbon casks for between 10 & 12 years before being part finished in ex-rye casks. Bottled at 48%, non-chill filtered, it is a rich, full bodied grain whiskey with the distinct vanilla, caramel & honey notes of a grain and a vibrant oak spice finish from the rye.
Founder, Daithí O’Connell is striving to bring more variety to the Irish whiskey market by acquiring a diverse collection of spirit and cask combinations.
When asked about the future of the company and their diverse whiskey product range, Daithi replied: “We are not different for the sake of being different. We’re different because there’s richness and complexity in Irish whiskeys heritage that we want to explore and be known for, mature grain whiskeys are a style I am personally very interested in and I can’t wait to see this range develop as we evolve as a company.”