Whiskey maker Dingle grows single pot still offering

Nov 26, 2018by Amy Hopkins

County Kerry’s Dingle Distillery has released its second single pot still Irish whiskey, which is available in limited quantities.

The Irish distillery unveiled the expression at Whiskey Live Dublin over the weekend. It is the fifth spirit released by the distillery and follows Dingle’s inaugural single pot still Irish whiskey, launched in 2017. Elliot Hughes, partner at the Dingle Distillery, said: “The release of our first single pot still whiskey proved we are still committed to exercising our pioneering spirit to fuel the Irish whiskey revolution, paving the way for a new wave of pot stills that appear to be following suit. “Our first single pot still sold out within a matter of days, creating much anticipation for our second. We anticipate this release will be just as popular, if not more so, given our loyal customers and whiskey enthusiasts have been waiting the best part of a year to experience the second single pot still release from the Dingle Distillery.” The new whiskey, which has an abv of 46.5%, has been aged in a combination of Bourbon casks (70%), oloroso Sherry casks (15%) and PX Sherry casks (15%). Only 2,900 bottles have been released with an RRP of €90 (£80/US$100). Dingle’s next small batch release ­– Dingle Distillery Single Malt Whiskey Batch No. 4 – is scheduled for March 2019. The distillery opened in 2012, becoming the first independent, family-owned distillery to open in Ireland in more than a century. This year, Dingle increased its production capacity to “meet the enormous international market demand” for its portfolio.