Powerscourt Distillery has announced a new release called Fercullen Falls, which is a blend of malt and grain whiskeys.
Fercullen Falls has a high malt content, and has matured in first-fill ex-bourbon barrels. The grain is in a combination of ex-bourbon and new heavy char oak casks.
The whiskey is bottled at 43% ABV.
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Head of whiskey for the distillery John Cashman said, "With this release, The Powerscourt Distillery is heralding the start of a new era for the distillery with the inclusion of malt whiskey distilled right here in Powerscourt. As a proud Wicklow man, it is wonderful to be part of the first (legal!) whiskey distilled in Wicklow in over a hundred years. The team has worked very hard to develop and deliver Fercullen Falls Blended Irish Whiskey and we are very pleased with the results.”
Head distiller and blender Paul Corbett said, "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."
Caroline Gardiner, head of marketing, said, "This new core expression from Powerscourt Distillery will ensure our whiskey is relevant to a new generation. A consumer audience which is driving the growth of Irish whiskey, seeking quality, not quantity."
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