Partnership kicks off in 2020 with launch of Quinn’s Barrel Aged Amber Ale in the US
In the week The Dublin Liberties Distillery celebrates its first anniversary, its signature brand, The Dubliner Irish Whiskey has announced its first collaboration on U.S soil, partnering with Massachusetts craft brewer, Wachusett Brewing Company for the 1st edition of its Beer Cask Series.
The Dubliner shipped casks of its award-winning, Bourbon Cask Aged Irish Whiskey to the Wachusett brewers, in 2019, who then filled them with their Quinn’s Amber Ale. The beer was aged in the Kentucky bourbon oak casks for three months and the freshly disgorged casks are on their way back to Dublin to be used for a special Dubliner release later this year.
Irish whiskey is experiencing global growth, attracting new consumers and Dubliner is at the front end of this innovation, having launched a series of collaborations with leading brewers.
For the first edition of the series, the Irish whiskey partnered with three leading Irish craft brewers, which included, neighbour and independent, Irish craft brewer, Rascal’s Brewing, O’Haras Irish Stout and Five Lamps Brewery.
“This is an exciting collaboration for Dubliner Irish Whiskey and what better week to announce our partnership with a leading U.S. brewery, than the week we honour one year since opening our Liberties Distillery, says Darryl McNally, Master Distiller at the Dublin Liberties Distillery. Not only do we choose breweries whose beer casks add a unique taste to our whiskey, but partners like Wachusett Brewing, that have the same independent spirit as Dubliner, with a straight-up attitude and down to earth appreciation of great tasting brands. Dubliner seeks to inject fun and excitement into whiskey and we are creating new whiskey flavours that drive wider appeal for Irish whiskey. The end result is Just Good Whiskey.”
“It is an honor to partner with The Dubliner for this exciting project”, said Christian McMahan, President of Wachusett Brewing Company. “There is no shortage of Irish whiskey lovers in this part of the country and we think our Barrel Aged Quinn’s Amber is going to be the perfect way to celebrate the upcoming St. Patrick’s Day holiday. We are equally proud to see those casks go back to Ireland and look forward to seeing the essence of Wachusett used to make a spectacular Irish Whiskey.”
Quinn’s Barrel Aged will be released on tap and in 16oz cans in late February in Boston and across Massachusetts in bars and restaurants as well as retail stores.
For more information about The Dubliner Irish Whiskey, visit https://www.dublinerwhiskey.com
For more information about Wachusett Brewing Company, visit www.wachusettbrew.com
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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.