Aldi has released a new Irish whiskey brand, Ardfallen Irish Whiskey, available exclusively in its stores and supplied by West Cork Distillers.

Ardfallen is triple distilled and matured in Bourbon casks, and takes its name from the area from which the malted barley is sourced in Co. Cork. The whiskey is produced in small batches and has been blended to give an aroma of chocolate, almond and green fruit with a lingering sweetness to the taste and a finish of vanilla and cocoa that ends with a slight spiciness.

“Developing the Ardfallen blend was a collaborative exercise with Aldi Ireland and we are delighted with the resultant whiskey,” said Kevin Egan, R&D Manager at West Cork Distillers. “Ardfallen is carefully prepared by blending the finest of grain and malt Irish whiskey. The malt fraction is both first fill bourbon and bodega sherry cask matured malt making the blend interesting and engaging.”

Tom Doorley, Aldi’s Drinks Expert, said: “From one of Ireland’s exciting newer distilleries comes this traditionally triple distilled Irish whiskey. Delicate yet spicy, it has aromas of fresh nuts and a hint of apple. Ageing in Bourbon casks has imparted a warm, vanilla, toasty character that tastes round and generous on the palate.”

Ardfallen is available to buy in stores now, priced €18.99 for a 70cl bottle.

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