Drumshanbo Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey – April 2023

The Whisky:-

The first Irish whiskey from the Western Irish province of Connacht in over 105 years, Drumshanbo Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey is triple distilled at The Shed Distillery. It is made from a mixture of malted and unmalted barley, and also includes Irish Barra Oats which give a creamy texture. It is matured for a minimum of five years in Oloroso sherry casks and Ex-Bourbon barrels.

The Distillery:-

A creator of new recipes, an inventor, an experimenter – PJ dreamed of building his own distillery, but not just any distillery. The location was crucial – it had to be wild, un-manicured, in the heart of rural Ireland. A place of curiosity & inspiration, surrounded by nature, immersed in rich history. He discovered the beautiful village of Drumshanbo Co.Leitrim, on the shores of Lough Allen, at the foothills of Sliabh an Iarainn (The Iron Mountain), and PJ knew he had found the location for his distillery.

It had to be an authentic distillery, a return to the traditional methods using gleaming copper pot and column stills, where PJ could experiment with wild grains, Irish flora, and exotic botanicals. The stills had to be state of the art to create the finest of Irish spirits. The Shed’s 5 gleaming copper pot stills – 3 focused on Irish Whiskey, and 2 on Drumshanbo Gunpowder Irish Gin – and 2 copper column stills – focusing on Sausage Tree Pure Irish Vodka – were especially made by Arnold Holstein in Germany and brought over to Drumshanbo, where PJ began his quest to make the Ordinary Extraordinary.

Where to buy: Whisky Exchange | House of Malt

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LocationDrumshanbo, County Leitrim, Ireland
ExpressionSingle Pot Still Irish Whiskey
Casks UsedEx Bourbon and Oloroso Sherry