The Pogues Irish Whiskey


West Cork Distillers // Ireland

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The official whiskey of the Celtic punk band, The Pogues, comes from West Cork Distillers, an independent distillery located in Skibbereen in County Cork. The whiskey is a blend of 50% 10-year old single malt and 50% 5-7 year-old single grain whiskey aged in ex-sherry and ex-bourbon barrels respectively. It was originally only available in England and Ireland, but has just launched in the US as of March 2016.

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    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
    ex-bourbon and ex-sherry

Tasting Notes

"The aroma is filled with dark tones of leather, tar, and a touch of smoke with sweet honey notes hiding in the background. As you taste, the whiskey shows more of the grain flavors along with some cooked pears. There's a nice bite to the finish with more of the char smoke to end with. These characteristics don't stay with you for long but this whiskey seems to be built for those of us going where streams of whiskey are flowing. "

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