Knappogue Castle Irish Whiskey is thrilled to announce the launch of their new Cask Finish Series, beginning with their classic 12 Year Old Single Malt Irish Whiskey finished in French oak casks from renowned Bordeaux winery, Château Pichon Baron. With only 1,020 bottles set for production, the new limited release expression is expected to hit shelves in US markets beginning in November 2018, and will be available in select markets for a suggested retail price of $80.
The Cask Finish Series is the latest in Knappogue Castle’s history of successful specialty limited releases. Earlier this year, the brand unveiled their exclusive 21 Year Old Single Malt edition, and currently have plans for additional Barolo and Marsala wine cask finished expressions slated to launch in early 2019.
“We’re very excited to share our newest Knappogue Castle Cask Finish Series,” states Mark Andrews, Chairman of Castle Brands Inc. “It’s an honor to partner with the team at Château Pichon Baron on our first expression in the series, and we are looking forward to offering Knappogue Castle fans even more expressions as we continue to expand the series going into 2019.”
The Knappogue Castle Château Pichon Baron limited release is matured in bourbon barrels for a minimum of 12 years, then further aged in casks from the renowned Bordeaux winery. Made exclusively from malted barley, and distilled in copper pot stills, the liquid is non-chill filtered and bottled at 92 proof. The nose is soft & fruity, with notes of strawberry and red berry nuances. On the palate, expect hints of juicy, sweet berry fruit coming through with red apple and strawberry, ending with hints of vanilla, spice & dry oak.
For more information on Knappogue Castle Single Malt Irish Whiskey, please visit www.knappoguewhiskey.com. Please direct all press inquiries to Lesley Hennen of Lion & Lamb Communications at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Knappogue Castle Irish Whiskey
Knappogue, pronounced Nah’pogue, translates to “hill of the kiss” in Gaelic and is named after a beautiful 15th century castle that stands in County Clare, Ireland. The castle was purchased in the 1960s by Mark Edwin Andrews and his wife. He was a pioneer, known for collecting and bottling single malt and pure pot still whiskey at a time when only blended whiskey was popular in Ireland and around the world.
Knappogue Castle Single Malt Irish Whiskey, owned by Castle Brands Inc., is made from malted barley, triple distilled a batch at a time in copper pot stills and aged in ex-bourbon oak casks. The Knappogue Castle portfolio includes the 12, 14, 16 year old and, of course, the renowned Knappogue Castle 1951, revered by connoisseurs as the oldest and rarest Irish whiskey commercially available. For more information, please visit Knappogue’s website www.knappoguewhiskey.com
About Château Pichon Baron
Château Pichon Baron is not just a winery in the Pauillac appellation, it is one of the great historic vineyards of Bordeaux - classified as Second Grand Cru Classé in the original Bordeaux Wine Official Classification of 1855.
Château Pichon Baron is quite simply one of Bordeaux’s finest estates and the poster child for superlative claret. The wines are powerful, virile, structured and long-lived. For more information, please visit https://www.pichonbaron.com/en/