Whiskey is a unique drink. So unique that you cannot afford to miss your regular glass if you are a whiskey lover. And if you are one person that loves to try new brands from time to time, you will have a chance to drink the Natterjack whiskey.
The whiskey begins the ageing process in ex-bourbon barrels and is then finished in virgin American oak barrels. The mixture of techniques produces a unique Irish whiskey with a smooth, almost creamy palate of orange, orange zest, spice, cedar and notes of tobacco, wonderful to enjoy neat and versatile enough to make an amazing cocktail.
The whiskey is unique in its blend, especially because it combines both American and Irish distillation techniques.
An article published by RTE shows that Natterjack whiskey has a unique blending process that many brands do not use, or are perhaps reluctant to.
Led by Irish entrepreneur Aidan Mehigan, Gortinore Distillers & Co have purchased The Old Mill in Kilmacthomas in Co Waterford with plans underway for a full repair and restoration of the original 1920’s home to Flahavan’s Irish porridge oats.
Once complete, the distillery will house three traditional copper pot stills and ageing whiskey casks and will employ up to 15 people.
The triple distillation process involves aging the whiskey in Irish, finishing in Virgin American Oak, and then bottling.
According to a report by Melita Keily from the Spirits Business, the makers of this whiskey are planning to build a distillery for the brand.
“We’ve set out to marry the knowledge from both sides of the Atlantic, to create a unique fusion of Irish and American whiskey traditions, and bottle it. “We’re a whiskey company doing things differently, going against the industry trends and creating the best whiskey that we possibly can.
“We’ve explored new flavour profiles, taken the traditional methods of triple distillation, ageing and second-used casks and amplified those with some of the methods used in Bourbon. Our virgin American oak barrels are just that – virgin, brand new and unadulterated with any other flavour.”
According to the report, the distillery will employee up to 15 individuals to operate in the business once it is complete.
The makers of this whiskey haven’t announced the launching date yet. But once they do, you will get the opportunity to try another brand of whiskey.