Copeland Merchants’ Quay Ex Bordeaux Rum Cask Whiskey
A unique blend of three whiskeys – grain whiskey, double distilled and triple distilled malts – aged in four different casks – finished in Ex Copeland Bordeaux Rum barrels and bottled at 46% ABV.
Working in collaboration with Brian Watts, Master Distiller at The Great Northern Distillery, Dundalk, Copelands have created a unique blended Irish whiskey, signalling a taste of things to come while they wait patiently for our malt and pot-still whiskeys to mature.
The grain whiskey has been matured for 12 months in a virgin American oak barrel, then transferred to a re-char bourbon cask for the remaining 24 months. The double distilled malt has been matured in an American first-fill bourbon cask and the triple distilled malt matured in an Oloroso sherry butt. To finish this limited-edition whiskey, we finished the whiskey in ex Bordeaux Copeland Rum barrels for 8-9 months before disgorging and hand bottling.
HOW IT SMELLS
Rum and raisin ice cream, dates and dried fruit.
HOW IT TASTES
Custard and stewed rhubarb with a velvety mouthfeel, and spiced orchard fruits.
Candied fruits, oak, mild tannins.