The Irishman brand was introduced by Bernard and Rosemary Walsh in 2008 (the original name was Hot Irishman).
It is a unique blend of two styles of whiskey – single malt and single pot still with the content of 70% malt and 30% pot still, both distilled in copper pot stills. There is no grain whiskey included in the formula. Both components are triple distilled and aged in American oak barrels. The whiskey scored gold medal at the 2013 San Francisco International Spirits Competition and was rated 93 points in Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible. The same year the company announced plans to build new distillery at Royal Oak, County Carlow, which went into production on June 21, 2016 with production target of 8 million bottles of whiskey annually. The bottle comes with two glasses.
Nose: smooth, sweet cereals, vanilla, honey, apples, figs, dried apricots, bunch of fresh herbs, hints of white pepper, beeswax and oak.
Palate: malty, stewed apples, figs, nectarines, vanilla, honey, orange peel, dash of cinnamon and white pepper and touch of oak.
Finish: fairly long, fruity and mildly spicy, with notes of vanilla, honey, summer fruits, dash of pepper and oak.