Powerscourt releases Fercullen 18yo Irish whiskey

Nov 29, 2019by Melita Kiely

Irish producer Powerscourt Distillery has added a limited edition single malt whiskey to its portfolio: Fercullen 18 Year Old.

Created by master distiller Noel Sweeney, Fercullen 18 Year Old has been aged in Bourbon barrels. Tasting notes include aromas of honey, vanilla, almonds, plums and oak wood, leading to flavours of creamy malt, vanilla, ripe fruits, syrupy caramel and spice on the palate. The finish is said to be malty with a long-lasting sweet spice. Powerscourt celebrated the launch at Whiskey Live Dublin on 22 and 23 November, and will showcase the new expression at the festive edition of Taste of Dublin in the RDS venue from 28 November until 1 December. Fercullen 18 Year Old has been bottled at 43% ABV and will be priced at RRP €140 (approximately US$154). It will be available to purchase from The Celtic Whiskey Shop, L Mulligan, Mitchell & Son, James Fox, Redmonds of Ranelagh, and from the distillery visitor centre gift. It is also available to order online via www.powerscourtdistillery.com. The 18-year-old single malt joins the brand’s existing whiskeys: Fercullen 10 Year Old Single Grain Whiskey, Fercullen Premium Blend Irish Whiskey and Fercullen 14 Year Old Single Malt Whiskey.