Kilbeggan Distilling Co. has announced Kilbeggan Single Pot Still, a mixed mash whiskey featuring oats: a recipe used at Kilbeggan Distillery in the 19th century.
This limited-edition expression is available now in the U.S., with a suggested retail price of $44.99 per 750-ml. bottle.
Featuring a mash of malted barley, raw barley and 2.5% percent oats, the whiskey was inspired by recipes used at Kilbeggan Distillery through the late 1800s. In those times, oats were grown across the Midlands Region of Ireland and were commonly used by distillers like the Locke family at Kilbeggan for filtration purposes, the company says. The grain also imparts a creamy texture not typically found in Irish whiskey.
The influence of oats in this Kilbeggan Single Pot Still expression results in a whiskey that is soft and mellow, with a fresh, fruity palate, the company says.
Double distilled to 86 proof in Kilbeggan’s old copper pot stills, this new spirit is the second limited release to be 100 percent distilled and matured at Kilbeggan Distillery since its restoration in 2010. It follows the release of Kilbeggan Small Batch Rye.