Whistler Irish Whiskey
The Cooney family makes Whistler Irish Whiskey at Boann Distillery in the beautiful and mystical Boyne Valley. The Distillery is named for the Irish Goddess, Boann. Legend has it that it was She who created the River Boyne. Boann was the wife of Nechtan, a very powerful figure. He ruled over vast amounts of land, including the ancient Well of Segais. It is said 9 sacred hazels of wisdom surround the well, all blooming and fruiting at the same time. The legend goes that anyone who ate these hazelnuts would be granted great knowledge and a very poetic tongue.
Boann's husband forbade her to go near the well, so one day she went for a walk with her Irish wolfhound and decided to challenge the power of the well by walking around it counterclockwise, this was considered very unlucky... The waters surged up, flooded the land, and created the River Boyne. Boann was swept away in the floodwaters and lost her life.
The River Boyne, though a short course, remains of huge historical, archaeological, and mythical importance deeply ingrained in Irish Culture.
The Whistler Irish Whiskey is named after Pat and James Cooney's love of the lost art of whistling. They are both avid whistlers and can often be found performing for family and friends.
Oloroso Sherry Cask Finish
The Whistler Oloroso Sherry Cask Finish Is the first blend in The Whistler Cask Finish Series. It is made from a blend of grain and malt whiskeys, and each is matured separately in ex-Bourbon Casks. The two come together and spend 9 months finishing in Oloroso Sherry Casks. It tastes of raisins, dried apricots, and spice. It has a very pleasant, smooth finish. We recommend you enjoy it neat or served over a gentlemen's cube.
The Blue Note Single Malt
The Whistler The Blue Note Single Malt 7 year old is single malt aged in ex-Bourbon Casks for 5 years, then put into 45 year old Solera Oloroso Sherry Butts for 2 years to double mature. It tastes of banana, nuts, barley, leather, and Sherry. It has a lovely finish of those same flavors repeating. We recommend you enjoy it neat or served over a gentlemen's cube.
Natural Cask Strength
The Whistler Natural Cask Strength Single Malt 7 year old is a limited release of 1200 bottles. The single malt is aged in ex-Bourbon Casks for most of its life, then further aged in Oloroso Sherry Casks. It tastes of bright citrus fruits, with a touch of pepper, and salted caramel. It has a lingering spice and salted caramel finish. We recommend you enjoy it neat or served over a gentlemen's cube.BACK TO IRISH COLLECTION