Wayward Irish Spirits has released a new Storehouse Special, a cask strength version of The Liberator Small Batch – Double Port.
Founder Maurice O’Connell explained: “Our Storehouse Specials are small scale releases of interesting whiskeys from our Bonded Storehouse (called ‘The House of Contentment’) or test releases of potential new products.
“We have seen the very strong demand for cask strength whiskeys and in response are releasing Batch 3 which consists of 250 numbered half bottles (350ml) bottled at 62.1%. (Batch 1 sold out quickly in October and Batch 2 was an exclusive for our German Distributor).
“The Liberator Small Batch is our premium blend with a high (42%) malt content; the components are 2006 malt and 2010 grain from Cooley and 2015 malt and grain from Great Northern. The older Whiskeys were in ex bourbon casks throughout, the younger ones started in bourbon and were then finished in really fresh Tawny and Ruby Port casks for between 9 and 12 months.”
The Liberator Storehouse Special is available as of 15th May from specialist whiskey retailers including The Celtic Whiskey Shop and James Fox in Dublin, Irish Malts and Carryout in Killarney. Suggested retail price is €60.
Wayward has also announced that for every bottle of The Liberator Irish Whiskey sold in May and June a donation will be ade to www.reforestationnation.ie to plant a tree in Killarney, following the devastating fires in Killarney National Park.
A ‘Killarney Plant a Tree’ tag will be attached to the neck of each bottle highlighting the initiative.
Founder Maurice said: “We’ve been planting trees here on the Lakeview Estate for generations but not in the numbers that are required to meet this challenge. This can only be achieved as part of a larger project. We wanted to get the ball rolling as soon as possible so we’re donating now to Reforestation Nation’s efforts to plant trees locally. We’ve donated in advance to cover 671 trees. We will also revisit our own planting plans in light of this recent disruption to the local wildlife.”
Finally, The Liberator Irish Whiskey has been taken on by Musgrave’s Food Academy Program
which promotes local suppliers, leading to the opportunity to pitch to Supervalu stores in Co. Kerry. The Program offers mentoring and dedicated in-store displays. The Liberator is already stocked in Supervalu Killarney, Killorglin, Caherciveen and Ballybunion.