Limavady distillery launches single barrel Irish whiskey in US
A distillery in Co Londonderry has teamed up with a North American brand to create the world’s first single barrel Irish whiskey.
WhistlePig, the No1 distiller in the ultra-premium and luxury Rye Whiskey category in North America, has joined forces with Darryl McNally and Limavady Irish Whiskey, in the process creating a global craft portfolio.
Jeff Kozak, CEO, of WhistlePig, explained: “We originally met Darryl at an industry event and then stayed in touch over the years. When we understood his desire to reimagine the category and learned of his plans to revive Limavady Whiskey, we jumped at the opportunity to partner with him.
“We visited Limavady and experienced the historic distillery grounds. While the brand draws its inspiration from the past, we are looking to the future of Limavady as Darryl takes Irish whiskey to the next level.”
Limavady Single Barrel Irish Whiskey is one of Ireland’s oldest whiskeys, dating back to 1750, and Darryl was thrilled at the change to reinvigorate the brand alongside WhistlePig.
He explained: “I’ve been working in the Irish whiskey industry for a long time and reclaiming the Limavady whiskey name has been a long-held dream of mine, so finally bringing it to market is already a huge leap for me but teaming up with a visionary company like WhistlePig to do so makes it even more exciting.
“Forward-thinking and not afraid to push the boundaries of innovation, WhistlePig is the perfect match for Limavady, and I couldn’t wish for a better partner in taking Irish Whiskey to new heights.”
Limavady is poised to begin selling in select markets throughout the United States, United Kingdom and Northern Ireland as soon as August. In the United States, Limavady will be distributed through WhistlePig’s existing distribution partners, which include Republic National Distributing Company, BreakThru Beverages and Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits, with an SRP of $49.99 per 700ml