Irish whiskey price hits new high

Irish whiskey price hits new high

J.J. Corry has taken an important step up in the price index, setting the bar for premium Irish Whiskey

News | 11 Nov 2019

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In an important move that sends a message to the rest of the world, Irish whiskey bonder, J.J. Corry, has broken the price ceiling with its latest whiskey.
Claiming that it marks the end of Ireland’s amber liquid not being thought of for its quality and rarity, J.J Cory’s founder Louise McGuane said the new release aimed to celebrate design and excellence.
She added: “We have some of the finest mature stock of whiskey in the world and yet I feel the industry undersells itself. I wanted to change that. Our approach to making Irish Whiskey celebrates tradition, embraces change and has the modern whiskey drinker front of mind. All of this is reflected in The Chosen.
"We are curators of casks and creators of individual whiskey flavours. We constantly source and taste, knowing the personality of each cask that we own. Every cask in our custom built rackhouse has a different story and destiny. Occasionally we come across such an exceptional cask that it merits its own release and this was the case with The Chosen. We waited until the cask reached its absolute peak of maturation before we released it."

We have some of the finest mature stock of whiskey in the world and yet I feel the industry undersells itself

The 27 Years Old single cask has been a collaboration with contemporary Irish design houses, J. Hill's Standard and John Galvin Design.
Each of the 100 bottles is presented in hand cut J. Hill's Standard crystal decanters and hand carved ash wood cabinets fashioned by John Galvin Design. The Chosen is expected to retail for £6,500 and is available internationally from Bordeaux Index, Fine & Rare and in Ireland at The Celtic Whiskey Shop.
McGaune added: “The rugged landscape of Co. Clare where J.J. Corry matures and blends whiskey also boasts many important grasslands and is an internationally recognised habitat for wildlife. The bespoke grass-cut on the decanters and cabinets reflects the close bond between this special whiskey house and the environment in which it is perfected. It has been a great pleasure to be part of its realisation."

Tasting notes (from the producer)
Rich and superbly elegant with notes of toffee, rancio, dried mango and chestnut. This palate of intensely ripe fruits is complimented by incense and a luscious oily texture. The finish is long with just a touch of smoke.

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