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Powerscourt Distillery Unveils a Very Special Limited Edition Fercullen 21-Year-Old Single Malt

The Powerscourt Distillery announces it's latest launch, its oldest release of Fercullen whiskey to date.

The inaugural 2022 release is a marriage of 21-Year-old Single Malt whiskey matured in ex-bourbon barrels, with a selection of Oloroso Sherry and Pedro Ximénez finished whiskeys.

The collaboration of blending from Head of Whiskey John Cashman and Head Distiller and Blender Paul Corbett was inspired by the atmospheric bodegas of the Andalusian region of Spain. The finished whiskey combines the region's distinctive dark fruit sherried flavours with the soft elegance of 21-year bourbon matured malt whiskey.


John Cashman, Head of Whiskey for Powerscourt Distillery, said, “This is the oldest whiskey expression released by Powerscourt Distillery to date, “this aged single malt will become an exclusive annual release, with the vintage year prominent on the label. I believe this Single Malt is destined to become one of the great Irish whiskeys of the modern era”.


Paul Corbett, Head Distiller and Blender, said, “This blend was a marriage of 70% bourbon, 20% Oloroso and 10% PX sherry casks. The sherry component was first matured in bourbon barrels before finishing for a further two years in European oak. 21 years in bourbon barrels imparted a beautiful vanilla sweetness to the whiskey when combined with the dried fruits from the sherry casks and drying spice/structure from the European oak we created a single malt with an amazing depth of flavour and complexity.”

Bottled at 46% ABV, non-chill filled, Fercullen 21-year-old Single Malt is available online at www.PowerscourtDistillery.com and selected off-licences around the country.


Official tasting notes:


Nose: Honeydew melon, lychee, rich vanilla fudge, pear drops and soft leather.


Palate: Vanilla fudge with dried fruits, dark chocolate with orange oil, and cracked hazelnuts.


Finish: Sweet fudge, candied cherries, fruit cake and drying spices.


RRP for this edition limited to just 8,000 bottles, is €225 and is available now!


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