The family-owned distillery unveiled its Irish Single Pot Still Whiskey at its base at Drogheda, Co Louth on 21 December – three years after it filled nine casks (including ex-Sauternes, Moscatel, Chardonnay, Armagnac, and Marsala casks) with spirit from its inaugural distillation.
The first Boann bottling is of Cask No. 2, an ex-Pedro Ximénez hogshead. Its bottle has been designed to depict the progression of darkness into light, inspired by the Winter Solstice. It is the first whiskey release to have been distilled in Drogheda – once home to 18 distilleries – in 160 years.
Pat Cooney, Boann founder, said: “It has always been our family dream to lead a renaissance of Irish whiskey and to craft and distil our own. That revival has begun and Irish whiskey is now quickly becoming the fastest-growing spirit in the world.
“In late 2019, the first spirit flowed from the Boann Distillery copper pot stills, the first to flow in Drogheda in over 160 years. Our state-of-the-art distillery, with its three custom handmade copper pot stills and our access to the best casks to mature our spirit, ensures that we produce unique whiskeys of great character and provenance with a real sense of place.
“Every bottle will tell a story – the story of our land, our people and our family. This celebratory bottling is a tribute to the people who made the creation possible.”
For further details about Boann Distillery can be found at www.boanndistillery.ie.
Since its foundation in 2019, Boann has released bottlings of its own new-make spirit – which won World's Best New Make and Young Spirit at the 2021 World Whiskies Awards – alongside The Whistler whiskey range. The distillery was also named Brand Innovator of the Year in the Irish Icons of Whisky 2022.