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James J. Fox and J.J. Corry Irish Whiskey Collaborate on Two Small Batch Irish Whiskey Releases

James J. Fox, Dublin’s most renowned cigar & whiskey merchants who are celebrating 143 years of trading in 119 Grafton Street and five generations of family ownership, and modern Irish Whiskey Bonders, J.J. Corry are pleased to announce their collaboration on two small batch releases: The Quick Brown Fox 8-Year-Old Single Malt and The Lazy Dog 8-Year-Old Single Pot Still.

The Quick Brown Fox, 8-Year-Old Single Malt

The Quick Brown Fox is the continuation of the award-winning release of 180 bottles in 2023. An 8-year-old single malt, firstly matured in ex-Bourbon barrels, before being disgorged into Amontillado and Oloroso Sherry Casks, sourced directly from Montilla and Jerez by J.J. Corry founder, Louise McGuane. The final blend, chosen by James J. Fox, yields a rich and deep single malt with layers of walnuts and preserved fruit and a hint of tobacco.

The Quick Brown Fox

Tasting Notes:

Nose: Warm spices mingle with chocolate orange and layers of nuttiness.

Palate: Luscious dry fruit, walnuts and butterscotch, combine with notes of tobacco and leather.

Finish: Long and lasting, with rich preserved fruit, sweet balsamic and tobacco.

The Lazy Dog, 8-Year-Old Single Pot Still

The name for The Lazy Dog was inspired by the famous pangram and was chosen as the perfect companion for The Quick Brown Fox. An 8-year-old single pot still, firstly matured in ex Bourbon casks from Kentucky, USA, and recasked to a carefully selected Pedro Ximénez cask from Jerez, Spain, The Lazy Dog has layers of wood spices that evolve into sweet vanilla and orange peels.


The Lazy Dog

Tasting Notes:

Nose: Creamy caramel and Christmas cookie, with hints of vanilla bean.

Palate: Silky mouthfeel with an initial hint of wood spice, evolving into orange peel with vanilla bean and crème brûlée.

Finish: More crème caramel, with nutmeg and Christmas spices, the palate lingers on an on with a final wisp of candied citrus peel.

Both bottles retail at €90 and are available via jamesfox.ie.


About J.J. Corry Irish Whiskey

Founded in 2015 by Louise McGuane, J.J. Corry Irish Whiskey is Ireland’s first modern Whiskey Bonder and maker of award-winning J.J. Corry Irish Whiskey. The company sources new make spirit from Irish distilleries and matures it in a purpose-built bonded rackhouse on the McGuane Family farm in Cooraclare, Co. Clare, right along the Wild Atlantic Way. Whilst waiting for the whiskey to come of age, they blend sourced mature whiskey to begin to create their own unique house style. J.J Corry has won multiple awards for quality and taste including gold medals in the Irish Whiskey Awards, San Francisco Spirits Competition and World Whiskies Awards.

See jjcorry.com for more.


About James J. Fox, Dublin

Established in 1881, James J. Fox has been a cornerstone of Dublin's cigar and whiskey connoisseur’s landscape for over five generations. Situated at 119 Grafton Street, this iconic establishment has served as the premier destination for enthusiasts from Ireland and around the world, offering an exceptional selection of the finest cigars and whiskeys. Following a recent renovation, the newly revitalized store continues to uphold the legacy of quality and excellence that has defined James J. Fox for 143 years.

See jamesfox.ie for more.


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