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West Cork Blended Irish Whiskey Boubon Cask

WCD was founded in 2003 by three close friends Denis McCarthy, Ger McCarthy & John O’Connell in Union Hall, West Cork, Ireland. Ger & Denis had been deep sea trawler men whilst John was a research & development scientist for some large blue chip food & beverage companies.

Inspired by West Cork’s proud history in artisan food & beverage production, the three life long friends set about establishing a distillery to produce the highest quality spirits & provide sustainable employment in this beautiful and remote part of Ireland.

The team at West Cork Distillers has grown steadily since its inception to encompass the “CAN DO”  famous West Cork spirit.

The distillery at West Cork is very unique in that most of the mashing, fermentation & distilling equipment was handcrafted on site by the team at WCD.  No other distillery work force can be so  knowledgeable and intimatelymarried to its equipment.

WCD has several notable ways-of-working which all contribute to making the finest quality spirits.

WCD is the most southerly located distillery on the Atlantic Archipelago which provides a unique meso-thermal microclimate for which West Cork is famous and which is ideal for the maturation of Irish whiskey.

WCD triple distills all its Irish whiskey.
WCD malts some of its own barley.
WCD only uses Irish grown grain in the production of its Irish whiskey.
WCD only uses pot stills in the production of its Irish whiskey.
WCD only half fills its spirit stills in order to allow for maximal copper – spirit vapour interactions which is key to the production of quality Irish whiskey.

BOURBON CASK

WEST CORK IRISH WHISKEY
Bourbon caskWest Cork Irish Whiskey – Bourbon cask (40% abv/80 proof) – is a blended Irish whiskey containing 75% grain Irish whiskey & 25% malt Irish whiskey.  Patiently matured in first fill bourbon casks to deliver a smooth, subtle and quintessential Irish whiskey.

Colour:            Light oak
Aroma:            Malt, slight citrus, cracked pepper
Taste:               Malt, lingering sweetness, citrus, apple and nutmeg