Powerscourt Distillery releases third edition in the ‘Estate Series’
3 July 2023
The Powerscourt Distillery is proud to announce the finale in the Estate Series.
The trumpeting welcome of the ‘Chorus Gate’ is a fitting finale-for its Estate Series trilogy, according to Powerscourt.
“The Gates” heralds a “new era for the distillery”, with Fercullen Single Malt, a marriage of Bourbon and Amarone matured whiskeys, some of the first whiskey distilled in Wicklow in over I00 years, “symbolising Powerscourt’s commitment to honouring the distillery’s home and showcasing its craftsmanship”.
“As you savour our whiskey sip by sip, let yourself be transported to the Estate and the intricate designs of the Venetian Gates, a testament to the ingenuity of the artisans that created them. Just as the gates are the perfect union of form and function, our whiskey embodies the perfect blend of tradition and innovation. Meticulously crafted using time-honoured techniques and premium ingredients our distillers produce a smooth, complex, and unforgettable flavour.”
From the first release in the series, an Amarone finished Single Grain – ‘The Mill House’, which paid homage to Powerscourt’s spiritual home, to the complexity of ‘The Italian Gardens’, winner of World Whiskies Award ‘World’s Best limited release blend, the distillery describes its latest creation as a remarkable journey that resonates with the craftmanship, heritage and provenance of our unique location on the Powerscourt Estate.
The distillery is confident that “whiskey enthusiasts, connoisseurs and collectors will delight in the finale of its limited edition collection “Estate series”. The Gates completes this journey of discovery like no other, where the “Spirit of Wicklow” has been considered in every aspect.”
Available from 3 July at selected stockists nationwide and from the Powerscourt Distillery and Visitor Centre, plus its online store. A limited edition bottle numbered release, the RRP is €75. ABV 46%.
“The Gates is a fitting finale to our Estate series with the introduction of our own Powerscourt distilled Single Malt whiskey,” said John Cashman, head of Brand and New product development for The Powerscourt Distillery.
“We have continued our Amarone influence with a marriage of fully matured Amarone cask whiskey with ex Bourbon matured whiskey. Following our Fercullen Single Malt release in April, ‘The Gates’ see us continue to release The Spirit of Wicklow to the world,” Cashman added.
This whiskey’s complex flavour profile boasts a nose of Summer fruit meringue, strawberry, cherry, plum, lime, mint, apple, cut hay. Taste of vanilla, honey, custard drizzled over poached summer fruits with digestive biscuits, and a finish of fruit pudding giving way to soft oak spice.
Slainte, to progress, innovation, and great whiskey!