Each batch begins with the finest of ingredients; soft and pure fresh spring water from the mountainside of Slieve na gCloc and locally harvested Spring barley.
Barley is the key to Irish whiskey. For the crafting of a truly authentic Irish whiskey—full of complex aromas and flavors—all the barley used is malted using the traditional method.
Irish whiskeys are unique as the malted barley is craft distilled in small, long-necked copper pot stills, allowing for considerably more contact between the copper and the spirit. This process, combined with longer distillation time, removes impurities while preserving the flavors and aromas of the premium ingredients, resulting in a more refined whiskey.
Time spent in Ex-Bourbon Barrels
It takes three years of aging for a whiskey to be authentically Irish. Concannon Irish whiskey is aged in small bourbon- seasoned casks for a minimum of 4 years to develop their distinctive, more flavorful and complex characteristics. Through the cool summers and mild winters of Ireland, the casks rest in an 18th century granite warehouse to allow the whiskeys to age evenly as they develop their smoothly interesting style.
The Concannon Effect
In order to intrinsically tie the taste of the Concannon Irish Whiskey brand to the Concannon winery, a barrel previously used to mature Concannon wine has been used to mature Malt whiskey resulting in extra fruity notes that perfectly complement the whiskey and make it truly unique.