• Danny Joyce

Grace O’Malley launch Dark Char Cask Irish Whiskey

Grace O’Malley Irish Spirits proudly unveils a limited edition, premium Irish whiskey, the award-winning Grace O’Malley Dark Char Cask Irish Whiskey.

This special release is a premium blend, combining multiple batches of whiskey of varying age statements up to ten years to deliver the perfect balance of fruitiness, age character, complexity and smoothness. Finished in deep char casks, the extra time in the darkness brings a sweetness with vanilla and caramel notes, and a long, smooth finish with hints of roasted coffee bean.


Unique in Ireland due to a high content double distilled (40%) and triple distilled (6%) malt, Grace O’Malley Dark Char Cask Irish Whiskey joins the brand’s premium range of limited release whiskeys, including the much acclaimed, award winning Grace O’Malley Rum Cask Irish Whiskey launched last year.


Responsible for the decisions at every step in the ageing, finishing and blending of all Grace O’Malley Irish Whiskeys is world renowned spirits expert, Cellar Master & Blender, Paul Caris who calls the exact moment each whiskey has reached perfection. “Charring a cask primes the wood to release flavours such as vanilla and toffee notes,” says Caris. “We have toasted and charred French Oak and American Oak casks to level 4 and used these in finishing. It gives added complexity and depth to the whiskey.”

Tasting Notes:

Nose: Coffee, bourbon vanilla, chocolate milk, roasted wheat, caramel candy.


Palate: Medium body palate delivering complex flavours of dried fruit cake and layers of oak.


Finish: Smooth finish with hints of roasted coffee bean.


Grace O’Malley Dark Char Cask Irish Whiskey is beautifully presented in a hand tied, embossed leather label. Each bottle is individually numbered. Grace O’Malley Dark Char Irish Whiskey retails at €65 and is available from Irishmalts.com, jamesfox.ie and the Celtic Whiskey Shop.


Brave, bold and irresistible, the Grace O’Malley brand is dedicated to the 16th Century Irish pirate queen of the same name, born into Irish nobility in Co. Mayo in 1530.


From the west coast of Ireland to rebel hearts around the world, Believe in Grace!


Visit www.graceomalleywhiskey.com for more information on Grace O’Malley Spirits and their recent awards achievements, plus some rocking cocktails too!


Slán go fóill,

Danny