The Pearse Lyons Distillery has launched a new 5-Year-Old Single Malt Irish Whiskey which is exclusively on sale in SuperValu’s Premium Irish Whiskey section and select on-trade establishments nationwide.
"SuperValu is delighted to be part of the distillery’s launch and to be the only supermarket group to offer this exclusively to our shoppers," said John Cooney, spirits trading manager at SuperValu.
“Irish whiskey is currently experiencing an overwhelming resurgence and this new Pearse Lyons 5-Year-Old single malt will certainly generate a real excitement for Irish whiskey enthusiasts."
The single malt carries the first new five-year age statement to appear on an Irish whiskey in more than 25 years. The limited release whiskey was produced on two small-batch copper pot stills, and aged in bourbon casks and is presented in 4,000 individually numbered bottles.
“The release of the Pearse Single Malt 5-Year-Old Irish Whiskey marks a historic milestone in the re-evolution of the Irish Whiskey distilling industry. We are really proud to introduce the first new five-year age statement Irish whiskey in Ireland in more than 25 years," said Gearoid Cahill, head distiller at the Pearse Lyons Distillery.
"Using Irish malted barley and our own special yeast strain, the whiskey spirit was produced on our unique copper pot stills whose unusual design is credited with giving the whiskey a special character.”
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