Slane Irish Whiskey has announced the launch of Slane Special Edition, created as a tribute to Lord Henry Conyngham and his vision to bring Ireland together in 1981 by throwing the country’s biggest rock concert and welcoming thousands of music lovers to his front lawn at Slane Castle.
Slane Special Edition uses virgin oak casks blended with seasoned barrels and Spanish sherry casks. It is bottled at 90 proof and features a nose of toasted oak alongside vanilla spice notes with a warm finish, according to the company.
Slane Special Edition is boxed in a gift carton with recommended drinks recipes, details of Slane’s music story and exclusive access to a 40th anniversary playlist, curated by Slane Irish Whiskey co-founder and son of Lord Henry, Alex Conyngham, that includes music from some of the biggest names to have played at Slane Castle over the years.
Conyngham states, “Having grown up with the Slane Concerts in my back garden, I’ve come to realize the power of a live music experience. Since that first gig in 1981, Slane has hosted many remarkable artists but it’s always been the spirit of the fans that makes it special. To mark 40 years of Slane concerts, we created a whiskey where we turned the volume up a notch to give a fuller flavor experience.”
Slane Special Edition will be distributed nationwide through select US retailers at a suggested retail price of $36.99 per 7500-ml. bottle beginning in March with pre-sale via ReserveBar starting on March 6.