McAllister Irish Spirits has launched its new Family Bond series of hand-selected releases, Clan Colla Irish Whiskey and Xin Gin.
The launch of McAllister Irish Spirits’ first products and the commencement of construction on the new whiskey and gin distillery in the village of Ahascragh, County Galway, marks the beginning of the company’s ambitious journey, the distiller said.
Established in 2018, the Irish family business noted, 'while waiting for the first drop of spirit to be made at the Ahascragh Distillery, McAllister Irish Spirits is launching the Family Bond series of hand selected releases including Clan Colla 19 Year Old Single Malt and 11 Year Old Blend and Xin Gin.'
"For our first release we wanted to launch a premium Irish whiskey from our aged sourced stock. We hand selected some fantastic casks and finished them with different wood and seasoned casks," said Gareth McAllister of McAllister Irish Spirits.
"The legacy of ‘Clan Colla’ can now continue with this exceptional golden liquid," he said.
These special releases, although not distilled in Ahascragh, are partly matured, finished, and blended by McAllister Irish Spirits and bottled in the village.
Michelle McAllister of McAllister Irish Spirits commented, “Xin Gin is quite personal for Gareth [McAllister] and I. The bottle tells our story with elements of our two homes, Asia and Ireland. The colour red symbolises good luck and joy. The celtic swirls are a nod to our Irish heritage while the hearts represent our love for Asia.
The recipe is based on my passion for cooking using both Asian and Irish ingredients. Persimmon fruit adds a sweet honey flavour and cinnamon, a touch of spice. Xin Gin is silky smooth with a subtle kick to it. Exactly how I enjoy my drinks,” she added.