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Pernod Ricard unveils Midleton Dair Ghaelach
Published:  25 February, 2015

Irish Distillers Pernod Ricard has unveiled its first Irish whiskey to be finished in virgin Irish oak as part of its Midleton Single Pot Still range. 

Midleton Dair Ghaelach is the result of a six-year exploration by the Midleton Masters into using native oak to mature Irish whiskey.

Billy Leighton, master blender at the Midleton Distillery, said: “The process of maturing in native oak has enabled us to showcase our Single Pot Still Irish whiskey style in a new and innovative way. The casks impart much more generous toasted wood, vanilla and caramel flavours than what we expect from American bourbon and Spanish oak, which we hope whiskey lovers will appreciate and enjoy.”

Midleton Dair Ghaelach has been matured between 15 and 22 years in ex-Bourbon casks before being married together and aged in Irish oak Hogsheads.

Bottled at a cask strength of 58.1 % abv, Midleton Dair Ghaelach will be available in five markets including Ireland, France and South Africa from April with an RRP of $250 in 70 cl format.