The new whiskey will draw on the Irish tradition of pot still whiskey making and follow the Irish definition of using 60% distiller’s malt with 35% unmalted barley and 5% malted rye in the mash bill.
To the company’s knowledge, this is the first time this century that a Scottish distiller has announced the production of a Pot Still whisky.
“Although this style of whiskey was once commonly produced in Scotland centuries ago, it has fallen out of favor in recent times, which is a real shame as working with malted and unmalted grains of different types has distinct taste characteristics. fascinating. said Ian Palmer, founder of InchDairnie Distillery.
“We have bridged the traditions between Scotch and Irish whiskey to create a truly innovative whiskey that I am sure will delight drinkers for years to come.”
While Irish Pot Still Whiskey is typically triple distilled, InchDairnie Liquid has only been distilled twice before being placed in first fill Bourbon casks for maturation.
“Our three ‘M’s’ philosophy – materials, method and maturation – is deeply embedded in this latest experimentation,” said distillery manager Scott Sneddon.
“We stick to double distillation, as is the tradition in Scotland, and we cannot use enzymes to improve sugar conversion, unlike Ireland. Although we will have to wait for the results of years of maturing in our ex-Bourbon casks, we anticipate a more complex and spicy oily whiskey than you would expect in an Irish Pot Still Whiskey.
The distillery’s experimental PrinLaws collection saw the distillations of a wheat whiskey in 2022 and a sour mash bill in 2021. As with the others, no release date has been set and the final products will not be marketed only when they are ready.