West Cork Sherry Cask 12 year old
Building upon their success with the West Cork Bourbon Cask and 10-Year Old Single Malt, West Cork released 12-Year Old Sherry Cask.
As one of the only independent Irish-owned distillers exporting Irish Whiskey to the U.S., West Cork Distillers (based in the remote seaside town of Skibbereen) continues to demonstrate the art of hand-crafted production.
The range of West Cork 12-Year Old Single Malt is prepared using 100% Irish malted barley and cut with spring water from the nearby Ilen River. It is non-chill filtered and contains no added caramel. The whiskeys are aged in first-fill straight Kentucky bourbon casks for 12 years and then finished 6-12 months in Sherry, Rum or Port casks, all of which are hand selected by Frank McHardy.
The Port casks are of the Douro Superior genre. Frank determined the duration of cask finishing in order to get a gentle rum, port or sherry cask finish, without compromising the flavors from Bourbon cask maturation.
West Cork only released only 2,500 bottles in the U.S.