Based in 2014 in County Leitrim, The Shed Distillery debuted with a memorably scrumptious gin—however its single pot nonetheless whiskey, launched in 2020, has eclipsed its unaged sibling. A mere 3 years outdated, Drumshanbo single pot nonetheless is triple-distilled and contains Barra oats in its grain invoice. It’s aged in each ex-bourbon and oloroso sherry casks and bottled at a comfortable 43 p.c ABV, the best proof to showcase its dried fruit, toasted oak, and signature spice flavors.
6. Powers Three Swallow
In keeping with model proprietor Irish Distillers, the title is a little bit of wordplay, referring to a small flask of whiskey carried by Energy household coachmen, in addition to to the Irish swallow, utilized by the distillery as an emblem of the age, high quality, and purity of its merchandise. Triple-distilled from malted and unmalted barley, Powers takes a narrower reduce on the second and third distillations, and is matured in second- and third-fill ex-bourbon casks to permit the distillate to take heart stage. After its preliminary maturation, Three Swallow is then completed in oloroso sherry casks.
Although Glendalough has been distilling whiskey for a couple of years, it contracted with West Cork Distillers to supply this single pot nonetheless, matured in ex-bourbon barrels and completed in virgin Irish oak casks. The usage of native oak is rare in Eire, primarily seen in Midleton Very Uncommon’s Dair Ghaelach collection (see under), which makes this Glendalough a particular pour certainly. Bottled as a single cask, the whiskey’s label even specifies the very tree used to make the barrel.