Powerscourt Distillery unveils ‘Fercullen Falls’ Small Batch Irish Whiskey

Celebrating the launch of Powerscourt Distillery's new Fercullen Falls Whiskey are the management team (L-R): head distiller and blender Paul Corbett, general manager Roger Dugan, head of marketing Caroline Gardiner; head of whiskey John Cashman; international sales manager Ryan Stapleton and, COO and co-founder Gerry Ginty

Powerscourt Distillery is proud to introduce its first release of a blended whiskey containing malt distilled on-site

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Fercullen Falls is a blend of malt and grain whiskeys, with a high malt content highlighting the unique style of the Powerscourt Distillery. A 50/50 blend, the malt whiskey has matured in first fill ex-bourbon barrels and the grain in a combination of ex-bourbon and new heavy char oak casks.

“With this release, The Powerscourt Distillery is heralding the start of a new era for the distillery, with the inclusion of malt whiskey distilled at Powerscourt,” said John Cashman, head of whiskey.

“As a proud Wicklow man it is wonderful to be part of the first (legal) whiskey distilled in Wicklow in over a hundred years,” he continued. “The team has worked very hard to develop and deliver Fercullen Falls Blended Irish Whiskey and we are very pleased with the results.”

“The 50% malt content in the blend adds to the complexity and depth of flavour which is very different to what other blended Irish whiskeys are offering,” added Paul Corbett, head distiller and blender.

Drawing on its unique location, the name refers to the Powerscourt waterfall, Ireland’s highest waterfall at 121 metres, and with its contemporary design, evokes thoughts of whiskey falling into a glass and shared amongst friends.

“This new core expression from Powerscourt Distillery will ensure our whiskey is relevant to a new generation,” said Caroline Gardiner, head of marketing. “A consumer audience which is driving the growth of Irish whiskey, seeking quality not quantity, wanting to make the moments on life’s journey count with memorable, fun connections.”

“Fercullen Falls further adds to our value proposition with a high quality blend that is able to compete amongst Irelands best known blended Irish whiskeys,” added Ryan Stapleton, international sales manager.

The whiskey is bottled at 43% ABV, and with its higher than standard malt whiskey blend, is perfect for enjoying straight or as a base for a favourite cocktail.

TASTING NOTES

NOSE: Cinnamon and fresh orchard fruits, herbaceous with brown sugar, toffee and a distinct maltiness

TASTE: Rich, soft and sweet. Vanilla icing and malt spice with a peppery clove finish.

FINISH: Warming malt spice with good length, drying at the extremities of your tongue.

Fercullen Falls Blended Irish Whiskey will be in-store from 15 September (RRP: €38).

For trade inquiries, contact Trade@Powerscourtdistillery.com.

 

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