Join the Irish whiskey revolution
A cask of limited edition single malt whiskey could be yours for nearly half the price, thanks to The Dublin Liberties Distillery
With Irish whiskey currently riding high as the world’s fastest growing commodity, now’s your chance to get in on the action with a very special offer from the award-winning Dublin Liberties Distillery – the chance to purchase a rare whiskey cask, containing some of the finest quality, single malt Irish whiskey worth €5,000 at almost half the price.
Whiskey cask ownership might seem like a distant dream for many but thanks to The Dublin Liberties Distillery, it’s more achievable than you might think. To make it as accessible as possible to the people of Dublin and Ireland, the distillery team are offering 30 of the first casks produced at their state-of-the-art distillery in the heart of Dublin’s Liberties - the historic home of Irish whiskey - at a special price of €3,000, available to purchase individually, or as part of a family syndicate, with business partners or friends. Whether you’re a whiskey collector or a group of whiskey-loving friends wanting to share something truly special, this is an offer you don’t want to miss.
The special offer is provided to celebrate the launch of the Dublin Liberties Distillery Founders Cask Programme, which sees whiskey fans invited to be part of the distillery’s journey to creating an Irish whiskey distillery like no other, right in the centre of Dublin.
The programme, open to a restricted 300 members, gives you the opportunity to lay down your own stock of The Dublin Liberties Single Malt whiskey and to witness its development from new make spirit, distilled at Mill Street in their copper stills, to full maturity. Each cask is filled with 200 litres of new make spirit and will produce around 280 bottles of single malt Irish whiskey.
What’s on offer?
The Dublin Liberties Distillery Founder’s Cask Programme offers:
- An approx. 200 litre first fill ex-bourbon barrel filled with new make spirit from the first ever distillations on site at the Dublin Liberties Distillery
- Individually stencilled, numbered casks with your details which can be retained plus a registered certificate of ownership specifying the cask fill number, distillation date, strength and capacity expressed in litres of pure alcohol (LPA)
- 10 years of warehousing and insurance included in the purchase price – with the opportunity to further extend the maturation period on an annual basis, or experiment with alternative cask finishes at an additional cost
- Access to our master distiller Darryl McNally annually to discuss the maturation process, options for your whiskey, current developments at the distillery and with our portfolio as well as the first opportunity to participate in any future cask sale programmes
- Annual sampling opportunity at our warehousing site to monitor the development of your whiskey.
Fergus Murphy, general manager of Quintessential Brands Ireland, majority owners of The Dublin Liberties Distillery, adds; “Irish whiskey’s rise over the last few years has been phenomenal, but with talented visionaries like Darryl emerging, I believe we’re now entering its most exciting era yet. Darryl is a constant source of ideas and combined with his unrivalled distilling skill, there’s no limits for Irish whiskey. That’s one of the many reasons the Founders Cask Programme is so special – it’s truly a once in-a-lifetime opportunity to own a cask of such top quality whiskey at an incredible price and to join us on our journey with making the Dublin Liberties Distillery a distillery like no other.”
Darryl McNally, master distiller at The Dublin Liberties Distillery comments; “Making whiskey is my passion, my lifeblood, and to be doing it in the heart of Dublin’s historic distilling district is nothing short of a dream come true for me. We’re thrilled to be inviting whiskey fans old and new to join us on our journey with the Founders Cask Programme and I’m personally looking forward to meeting everyone down at the distillery when life returns to normal.”
Having started his career as an apprentice at Ireland’s oldest distillery, Darryl has over 22 years’ experience in the Irish whiskey industry. After 17 years, Darryl eventually achieved his goal of becoming a master distiller in 2007. Darryl’s skill and progressive approach to whiskey-making are evident in the award-winning whiskeys he creates - whiskeys which are seeing him become recognised as one of the most dynamic distillers in Ireland, driving the new wave of modern Irish whiskey-making.
About the Distillery
Boasting a state-of-the-art distilling facility, the home of the brand has become a hub for experts and novices alike to indulge their interest in Ireland’s favourite spirit. Production of the Dublin Liberties Distillery’s whiskey portfolio – which includes award-winning brands, The Dubliner Irish Whiskey, The Dublin Liberties Irish Whiskey – has been running since last year under the supervision of renowned master distiller, Darryl McNally.
The Dublin Liberties distillery boasts two tonne mashing, triple distillation, and the capacity to produce over 700,000 litres of pure alcohol annually. All malt is sourced from Irish farmers and all water is drawn from the distillery’s own well. The yeast is a specified strain, and while the processes of fermentation and distillation take longer than most, the master distiller believes that this produces an unparalleled spirit, perfect for making whiskey. The Liberties whiskey is aged in a variety of casks which creates bespoke finishes for the different whiskey variants.
While the distillery is an example of modern excellence, distilling and whiskey have been intricately linked with the Liberties for centuries. Going back to the 11th century, The Liberties was an area that fell outside of Dublin city walls and as such, it was outside of Dublin’s jurisdiction, law and taxes. It was a hub of bustling trade and illicit enterprise. In the 1700s, commerce and craftsmanship fuelled the city by day. By night, tavern-keepers and brothel owners plied their trade in what was the most notorious red-light district in Europe, known as ‘hell’ thanks to the hedonism and debauchery of the area. The distillery building dates back to the 1700s and is a testament to the industry of the area - it was originally a mill, and for many years a tannery which specialized in rabbit skins. It tells a centuries-old story which today, as The Liberties takes another step, is in many ways reminiscent of the heyday of masterful Dublin whiskey-making, that is again becoming renowned the world over.
For more information on the Dublin Liberties Distillery and to view their full range of products please visit https://thedld.com/