Prizefight Irish Whiskey


Prizefight // Ireland

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This brand was created as a collaboration between Flor Prendergast and New Hampshire-based Tamworth Distilling founder, Steven Grasse. The whiskey was distilled and aged in West Cork and is a blend of 10 year-old malt and 4 year-old grain whiskey. It finished its maturation in American rye casks sourced from Tamworth for six months. This Irish-American collaboration features John Morrissey (then aged 22) and Yankee Sullivan (then aged 40) on the label. Their infamous fight in Boston Corners, New York (then Massachusetts) on October 12, 1853 went 37 rounds with Morrissey being declared the winner despite Sullivan knocking him out.

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  • Blended
    Comprised of both single malt(s) and single grain(s) often from many different distilleries; if Scotch or Irish must be aged for at least three years in oak barrels; Irish may include single pot still whiskey in the blend.
  • Cask Type
    finished in American rye casks

Tasting Notes

"Fruity notes on the nose with caramel apples and melons, as well as rye spice and a floral side of heather and lavender. The palate has a somewhat watery mouthfeel, with vanilla pudding and caramel fudge, and more of its fruity and floral side. The finish is quite short, starting with a bitter-tinged and tannic quality, moving into a rich and honeyed note, with spicy oak and char."

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