Master Distiller Darryl McNally from The Dublin Liberties Distillery is visiting Australia this week to launch two new drops to the market: Oak Devil 5-Year-Old Irish Whiskey and Copper Alley 10-Year-Old Irish Whiskey.
McNally has been discussing the resurgence of Irish whiskey with bartenders and mixologists.
“Whiskey remains the number one spirit category in Australia, with Irish Whiskey enjoying 14% growth in value, with Dublin Whiskeys leading the charge,” he said.
“We’re excited to have the addition of the Oak Devil, a devilish blend of malt and grain whiskey, and Copper Alley, a single malt aged in bourbon casks and finished in 30-year-old sherry casks, to our portfolio. Distributing the range in Australia expands the availability of Irish whiskey available to consumers worldwide, testifying to the category’s strong growth.”
As one of the most experienced Master Distillers in Ireland, McNally has honed his craft for almost 20 years at the oldest distillery on the Emerald Isle, before helping start The Dublin Liberties Distillery.
He continued: “Making whiskey is my passion, my lifeblood and I’m proud to be doing it in such an historic distilling district. I believe the future for Irish Whiskey is in innovation, pushing the boundaries and showing how diverse it can be – distilling the very best Irish whiskey. These whiskeys are inspired by Dublin Whiskey’s colourful past but not bound by it, and I hope Australians enjoy drinking them as much we did crafting them.”
SouthTrade International’s Jon Prew added: “Following the great uptake of The Dead Rabbit Irish Whiskey, we are thrilled to add these two new liquids to our diverse and growing portfolio of local and international Whiskies. These new drops are daring, full of a rich and rife story, deriving from an iconic location that is overflowing with unique heritage – creating liquid gold. Darryl’s visit to our shores shows how committed he is to helping us grow the Dublin Irish Whiskey sector here.”
Located in the heart of Dublin, The Dublin Liberties Distillery is in an area with a long and proud heritage in whiskey production. The recently opened innovative distillery can host up to 80,000 visitors throughout the year, with whiskey enthusiasts able to choose from several experiences including tastings, distillery tours, and more in-depth sessions about the whiskey making process and sampling exclusive whiskeys.