A Limited Release Irish Whiskey from The Dublin Liberties Distillery launches today. The Dublin Liberties Copper Alley is a 10 Year Old Single Malt, finished in 30 Year Old Oloroso Sherry Casks, hand-selected by Master Distiller, Darryl McNally. The Dublin Liberties Copper Alley joins The Dublin Liberties Oak Devil as the second expression in the range of Premium Irish Whiskies.The Limited Release whiskey is double barrelled, with 10 years in Bourbon casks and finished in 30 year old Oloroso Sherry casks for six months. There are only 31 Sherry casks of this unique whiskey which is non chill-filtered and bottled at 46%.Master Distiller, Darryl McNally, says: ‘My inspiration for Copper Alley was going back to the original methods of Irish whiskey making. Having rested for 10 years in Bourbon casks, I felt it just needed something extra to really bring it to life. Working with our cask partners, I came across some 30 year old Sherry casks of exceptional quality which I knew would give the whiskey an edge. This is a one off – there are only 31 casks, so this is a whiskey which will be little repeated.”
This is the second expression released in The Dublin Liberties range, following on from the successful launch of The Dublin Liberties Oak Devil in 2015. The Dublin Liberties Copper Alley is named after one of the oldest and most raucous streets in Dublin, where tanners, tradesmen and taverns traded alongside whiskey distilleries of old. The whiskey reflects the original methods of Irish Whiskey making and will be produced in The Dublin Liberties Distillery, located in the heart of Dublin’s historic distilling district.
On global release from September 2016, The Dublin Liberties Copper Alley guideline price is from €65 – €69 for 70cl.
Sinead O’Frighil, Global Marketing Manager Irish Whiskies, Quintessential Brands, says “Irish Whiskey has experienced phenomenal growth over the past number of years and this is a trend which is set to continue. We see great opportunity at the top end of the market, which is growing strongly. Premium Irish Whiskey is growing at 25% year on year and we are seeing great consumer interest in new and distinctive brands”.
NOTES TO EDITORS
Quintessential Brands, owners of the Dublin Liberties Irish Whiskies, purchased The Dublin Whiskey Company, situated in the Dublin Liberties area of Dublin, earlier this year. Work begins on the newly-named Dublin Liberties Distillery in 2017 and this will be the brand home and distillery for the Dublin Liberties range.
The Dublin Liberties Oak Devil Irish Whiskey was launched in 2015 and is a non chill-filtered 46% blend of malt and grain whiskies – extra aged, extra strength and non-chill filtered. Winner of GOLD at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition in 2016, it takes its name from the Liberties area of Dublin, a riotous quarter of the city known as ‘Hell’ where, in the 1700s, an oak-carved devil stood watch over the entrance.
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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.