The Dubliner, the second fastest growing Irish whiskey brand globally, unveiled its brand-new premium expression, The Dubliner Master Distiller’s Reserve, at TFWA this month.
Renowned Master Distiller, Darryl McNally, has selected and blended a selection of single malt and grain Irish whiskies aged in bourbon casks for up to 10 years and bottled at 42% abv. The result is a rich amber-coloured whiskey, with a malty, fruity aroma with notes of vanilla and smooth, balanced, slightly spicy, yet intensely fruity taste profile. Cask ageing in bourbon barrels is a signature feature of The Dubliner Irish Whiskey range, which also includes The Dubliner Irish Whiskey, The Dubliner Whiskey & Honeycomb and the award-winning The Dubliner 10 Year Old Single Malt Whiskey.
The new premium addition to the range, which will be available to markets worldwide from January 2018 in 70cl, 75cl and 1L formats, aims to continue The Dubliner’s momentum and success as one of the fastest-growing Irish whiskies in the world.
Darryl McNally, Master Distiller for The Dubliner, comments; “With The Dubliner Master Distiller’s Reserve, I set out to create a whiskey that showcased the unique characteristics of the individual whiskies, blending them together in a way that ensured the end product was still true to the style of The Dubliner range. My take on Irish whiskey has always been staying true to tradition, but with a bit of a twist, which I believe we have achieved with The Dubliner Master Distiller’s Reserve. I’m very proud of the final product and I’m confident it will help to bring yet more consumers into the Irish Whiskey category.”
The Dubliner Irish Whiskey’s position as one of the fastest-growing brands in the category worldwide is all the more impressive given the continued strong growth of Irish Whiskey globally; this success can be attributed to the brand’s appealing flavour profiles and to its links to Dublin – the brand’s home and a city renowned for its charm and good cheer. The quality of the range was recently re-affirmed when The Dubliner 10 Year Old was the only Irish Whiskey to be awarded a gold medal in this year’s Whiskies of the World competition.
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