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The Liberator Irish Malt in Tawny Port Finish

 

This is a rich and complex Malt Whiskey, full of fruit flavours.  It's Ireland's first Vatted Malt in decades - made up of 2 Single Malts from different distilleries and led the wave of Port finished Whiskeys. Initially matured in ex-Bourbon casks, it was finished in really fresh Tawny Port casks (that we sourced ourselves directly from the Quinta through family in Portugal) for between 9 & 12 months.

Tasting Notes: Nose: Intense fruity aromas like dried cherries, figs and freshly peeled citrus zests. Palate: First some roasted aromas from malt and hazel nuts, then undertones of a winey sweetness, again fruity but now more blackberries, dried kiwi and blood orange zests, the mouthfeel is smooth with a soft sparkle. Finish: Warm and spicy with a bit of candied ginger, again long-pepper and citrus zests.

We're about to start bottling Batch 5 - 3,000 numbered bottles at €65/bottle - please see the 'Stockists' tab in the Menu.

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The Liberator Small Batch - Double Port Finish

 

The Liberator Small Batch is a light but characterful Blended Whiskey. It's a premium blend, with an unusually high (42%) content of Malt Whiskey (most blends have 5-15% Malt), giving it depth and complexity while retaining the approachability of the Grain component. The Whiskey was initially matured in ex-Bourbon casks then it was finished for 9-12 months in a range of fresh Ruby and Tawny Port casks giving a rich fruity taste.

Tasting Notes: Rich dried fruits on the Nose. Blackcurrant, cloves, orange zest and pear drops and a creamy mouthfeel on the Palate. A medium length Finish with vanilla, almonds and some spice.

Batch 2 - 3,000 numbered bottles at 46% ABV - is now available priced at €49.50/bottle - please see 'Stockists' tab in the Menu.

 

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The Liberator Storehouse Specials

 

Storehouse Specials are our occasional releases of interesting Whiskeys from our Storehouse - they can be single cask offerings, cask strength or trials for new releases we're considering.

Our most recent release is the very popular Malt x Moscatel Finish - a Single Malt Whiskey finished in a delicious fresh Moscatel Sherry cask, imparting fresh rich fruit flavours, a creamy mouthfeel and a long finish. Bottled at Cask Strength (56% ABV), this is a limited edition of 400 hand numbered 350ml bottles (150 for Ireland). Some bottles are available at €60 through James Fox, Celtic Whiskey, Irish Malts, Carryout in Killarney.

A further limited edition of 300 numbered 350ml bottles at 46% ABV will be available for Christmas 2022 at €42.

Tasting Notes: Nose: Fresh floral notes of orange blossom & honeysuckle with dried orange peel and woody spices.  Palate: floral and citrus with a spicy note, orange barley sugar, with an earthy, grassy backnote. Finish: huge lingering harmonious tropical fruit finish

 

 

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