Proper No. Twelve Irish Whiskey
Proper No. Twelve // Ireland
Proper No. Twelve Irish Whiskey is a brand founded by Mixed Martial Arts Champion Conor McGregor under his Eire Born Spirits company. The name refers to the southwest area where McGregor hails, Dublin 12. McGregor worked in concert with master distiller David Elder, formerly of Guinness, to decide on the final blend selected from almost 100 blends. This is a triple-distilled blended whiskey matured in former bourbon barrels. Notably, the company will donate $5 for every case sold to local first responder organizations & charities up to $1 million annually.
BlendedComprised 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.
"One might expect a UFC fighter's whiskey to have some kick, but Proper 12 lands on the palate with the softest of touches. It's disappointingly light-bodied, with the influence of bourbon casks adding some much-needed character with notes of vanilla and touch of charred oak. Hints of pear and jasmine are the highlight of the whiskey. For a light-bodied, very easy to drink whiskey, this will do just fine, but it doesn't offer much of excitement beyond that. "