Dublin Liberties Distillery is celebrating gold once again with news that four of its Liberties range have taken gold at the Irish Whiskey Masters. The latest wins, follow hot on the heels of Copper Alley’s double gold at The International Spirits Challenge (ISC) in June.

The Dublin Liberties Irish Whiskey gold medal winners are; Oak Devil (a 5 year old blended Irish whiskey), Copper Alley (a 10 year old Single Malt), Murder Lane (a 13 Year Old Single Malt) and Keeper’s Coin (a 16 Year Old Single Malt).

Created by renowned Master Distiller at Dublin Liberties Distillery, Darryl McNally and his team, The Liberties range through their evocative names and intricate illustrations, tell the legendary stories of Dublin’s colourful history in the 17th and 18th Century. 

Commenting on Quadruple Gold at this year’s Irish Whiskey Masters, Cliodhna Barlow, Global Brand Director, Irish Whiskey said; “It’s been a Summer of Golds for us at The Dublin Liberties Distillery and we are absolutely delighted with such great accolades for our luxury range of Irish whiskeys. To have Copper Alley honoured as a double gold winner by the (ISC) was special, but now to receive four more golds from the experts at the Irish Whiskey Masters, well, that is a ringing endorsement of the character of these Irish whiskeys, created by Darryl McNally and his team.

The Dublin Liberties Irish Whiskey range is available in Ireland, Australia, Czech Republic and Global Travel Retail.


For further details, contact Geraldine O’Neill, [email protected], +353 87 686 295

 Note to Editor:

Oak Devil is a blended Irish whiskey that has been aged for over 3 years and is bottled without chill filtration at 46%. Maturation is entirely in ex-Bourbon barrels.

Tasting Notes:

colour: Pure Gold

nose: Baked apples, fresh hay, warm brown sugar, with a floral note.

palate: Lots of upfront sweetness, powdered sugar, toffee apples, cider and caramel.

finish: Gentle prickle of spice: nutmeg, cardamom and cinnamon spice, with lingering sweetness of hard caramels.

Copper Alley is a 10 year old single malt that was initially aged in traditional ex-American Bourbon oak and finished in 30 year old Oloroso sherry casks for around 6 months. What makes this whiskey so special, is the fact that only 31 sherry casks were chosen for this bottling. This whiskey is non-chill filtered and has an abv of 46%.

Tasting Notes: 

Colour:Deep Rich amber

nose: Delicate honey and powdered sugar sweetness give way to a floral note of apple blossom and red fruits.

taste: Deep fruity notes of baked plums and red grapes are imparted by Olorosso sherry casks, giving gorgeous oak notes rounded by golden syrup sweetness.

finish: A lingering finish full of rich dark chocolate.

Keeper’s Coin is a 13 year old, triple distilled single malt, with 46% abv and has been matured in bourbon casks before being finished in Hungarian Tokaj casks. Made with 100% Irish malt, the whiskey is brimming with aromas of marzipan, almonds and vanilla with apricot, cocunut and white peach to taste.

Tasting Notes:


nose: Marzipan and vanilla sugar with toasted coconut and almonds

tastE: Ripe apricot flesh, white peach and a hint of coconut.

finish: A dry finish with gentle prickle

Murder Lane is a 16 year old single malt, triple-distilled, Irish whiskey made from 100% Irish malt. It was initially matured in Bourbon barrels, before being finished in Pedro-Ximenez Sherry casks. This is a smooth, full flavoured whiskey, with a rich honey sweetness to finish.

Tasting Notes: 


nose: Fudge, soft toffee, toasted hazelnuts and baked banana with sea salt caramel

taste: Poached pears, treacle tart and dried apricots are met by a big oak influence and a salted butter mouth-feel.

finish: The finish is smooth and round with honey sweetness

  • The Irish Whiskey Masters competition is staged by The Spirits Business in an effort to find and reward the finest Irish Whiskey brands on the world stage. Chaired by The Spirits Business and a panel of leading spirits specialists, the whiskeys are judged in a blind tasting.
  • The Dublin Liberties Distillery opened its doors for the first time in February 2019. A working distillery in the heart of the Dublin’s Liberties district, Ireland’s historic whiskey capital, The Dublin Liberties Distillery is majority owned by Quintessential Brands Group, in partnership with Stock Spirits.

For more information, please contact the communications team at Quintessential Brands by e-mail: [email protected]


Quintessential Brands is an award-winning international spirits company, dedicated to distilling and crafting the world’s best alcohol brands for consumers and customers globally. Pioneering spirits of the industry, inspired since 1761 by their founder, Thomas Dakin, Quintessential Brands Group delivers a diverse portfolio of award-winning, best-selling spirits with unrivalled heritage and craftsmanship.

Founded in 2011 by Enzo Visone, former CEO of Gruppo Campari, and entrepreneur, Warren Scott, Quintessential Brands Group owns world-class manufacturing facilities across Europe, including G&J Distillers, the world’s oldest continuous gin distillers, in Cheshire, UK; L&L in France, a leading manufacturer of fruit spirits and liqueurs; Irish Cream artisan producers, First Ireland Spirits; and the Dublin Liberties Distillery, which opened in 2019. Renowned for its white spirits expertise at G&J Distillers, Quintessential Brands has won International Spirit Challenge Gin Producer of the Year three times and is fast winning a reputation as one of the most exciting new Irish whiskey producers to emerge on the scene.

Quintessential Brands’ award-winning premium brands portfolio includes Greenall’s The Original Handcrafted Gin, BLOOM London Dry Gin, Thomas Dakin Small Batch Gin, Berkeley Square London Dry Gin, and Opihr Gin. Its Irish brands include The Dubliner Irish Whiskey, The Dublin Liberties Irish Whiskey, The Dead Rabbit Irish Whiskey, Feeney’s Irish Cream Liqueur and O’Mara’s Irish Country Cream. iqueurs in the portfolio include Alizé and Toussaint Coffee Rum Liqueur. The company is also a leader in contract bottling and own label & private label spirits, working with retail partners across the world to provide spirits solutions of unrivalled quality.

2019-08-07T17:51:37+01:00 August 7th, 2019|News, Press Releases|