The Dubliner Irish Whiskey has collaborated with Ireland’s leading craft brewers to create The Dubliner Whiskey Beer Cask Series, an exciting limited edition range, whereby the award-winning Irish whiskey is aged in beer casks, and craft beers in whiskey casks. This unique coming together of The Dubliner Irish Whiskey with like-minded, local craft breweries, is the brainchild of Dublin Liberties Distillery’s Master Distiller, Darryl McNally.
Available from the beginning of July at the Dublin Liberties Distillery, the limited edition series will be launched in France and Australia in coming months. For the first edition, The Dubliner Irish Whiskey partnered with fellow Dublin Liberties neighbour and independent Irish craft brewer, Rascal’s Brewing Company, to produce a cheeky coupling of Dubliner 3yo blend with Rascals Coffee Stout casks, making for a whiskey packed with personality.
The two brands joined forces, with The Dubliner Irish Whiskey providing Rascal’s with whiskey casks which were filled with their high quality, unfiltered and unpasteurised beer, and after a few months of finishing, the beer was bottled with the Distillery taking the casks back and refilling them with The Dubliner Irish Whiskey. The end result – Just Good Whiskey. Such was the success of the series that Rascal’s whiskey-finished Irish coffee stout sold out on release. Further collaborations are planned with Rascal’s and exciting new flavour profiles are already underway for 2020. The Dubliner Irish Whiskey is also exploring partnerships with global beer companies.
Further Dubliner Irish Whiskey collaborations launching in July include; a partnership with O’Hara’s Irish Stout which resulted in a robust, creamy blend, while a collaboration with 5 Lamps Brewery led to a punchy 3 year old blend, matured in bourbon casks, then finished in Five Lamps Pale Ale casks.
Commenting on the collaborations, Cliodhna Barlow, Global Brand Director, Irish Whiskey at the Dublin Liberties Distillery said; “Irish whiskey is experiencing global growth and attracting new consumers. This new series from The Dubliner Irish Whiskey seeks to inject fun and excitement into whiskey and demonstrates the brand’s desire to experiment and create new whiskey flavours that drive wider appeal. Irish Craft Beer has many fans and our hope is to capture some of this appeal. Not only have we partnered with breweries whose beer casks add a unique taste to our whiskey, but ones that have the same independent spirit as The Dubliner Irish Whiskey and a straight-up attitude and down to earth appreciation of great tasting brands.
Emma Devlin, Rascals co-founder said: “This has been a really rewarding and exciting opportunity. The demand for authentic quality Irish whiskey and Irish craft beer is greater than ever before and working with The Dubliner Irish Whiskey is a perfect brand match. We are like-minded, want to innovate and engage with our customers. We respond to what excites them, just as much as what excites us.”
The Dubliner Irish Whiskey Beer Cask Series is priced at 36e RRP for a 700ml bottle.
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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 is scheduled to open in early 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. Liqueurs 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.