New Release - Lambay Single Malt Castle Prestige Edition 20 Years Old

Lambay Posted 10.10.22

Lambay Whiskey Unlock The Untold with its first release of an age statement whiskey - a quintessential experience that embodies the very essence of Lambay island and its unique maritime climate. A distinctive taste that unlocks our unique story.

With the prestige of five generations of the world’s finest French Cognac blending and maturation expertise, along with the impact of a unique maritime finish on our whiskey, our goal was to truly craft a single malt that has the spirit of Lambay to its core. Managing Director, Jean-David Costerg.

The story of Lambay Whiskey centers around two great families, Baring & Camus, as well as one mysterious and alluring island. The House of Camus, the world’s leading family-owned Cognac producer, reveres the terroir that is home to its exquisite Cognacs and holds firmly its commitment to crafting the best Cognac in the world. Sharing similar values and rich heritage, the emblematic Baring family, are stewards of Lambay Island. Both great houses are committed to creating best-in-class Irish whiskey with a Cognac cask finish. One of dynasty and divilment, rarity and refinement, a pure taste of the extraordinary.

To honour of this legacy in mind that Lambay Whiskey is delighted to present Lambay Single Malt Castle Prestige Edition 20 Years Old. Now, you have the opportunity to own a limited edition (only 8,000 bottles) first-release single malt whiskey that is described to be the quintessential expression of the Lambay Whiskey brand.

An exceptional triple distilled 20-year-old Lambay Single Malt Irish Whiskey. This superior aged distillate has been delicately sourced from a leading Irish distiller for this project specifically, Noel Sweeney (ex-Master Distiller Cooley / Powerscourt Distillery), a bold single malt was sourced that could take our unique finishing style. Carefully aged in bourbon barrels for 18 years, before being finished in French oak Camus Cognac casks on Lambay for the final 2 years under the watchful eye of our Master Blender, Yonael Bernard.

Winning the top accolade of "Luxury Master" at the recent Spirits Business Luxury Masters Awards shows confidence from the independent taste panel in our supliferous taste!

"Taste Notes: Rich nose, lots of fruit, and honeyed sweetness. Honey, brioche, Christmas cake, stewed apple, hint of marzipan, and oak. Very complex nose. The palate brings bold spice, a chilli heat, and cooling caramel on the finish. A touch of burnt sugar lingers on the finish. Some dark chocolate, and dried currants. Great levels of complexity and balance. Very well made." - The Luxury Masters 

Our official taste notes are:

Tasting notes:

Nose: Warm vanilla, smooth oak, mature plums, green apples, hints of Iodine, and lingering rancio. Aromatic yet gentle and pleasant, the maritime influence of salt and iodine is present, with rich vanilla, rancio, and a hint of spice and green fruits.

Taste: Exotic spices such as Saffron, Ginger, and pepper, with sweet pastry-like notes of almond, honey, and nuts (walnuts).  A whiskey that reflects our true maritime influence, iodine, and salt with a smooth and pleasant full mouthfeel. Plum & Apple fruit is well balanced with this cognac-cask finish, lingering spice notes of ginger create a long finish of green fruits & spice.

Finish: Explosive long-lasting rancio fruit balanced with salt, pepper, and an elegant smooth lingering long finish. Long-lasting sweetness with a good balance of oak and salt, a lingering mouthfeel yet elegant in the finish with hints of honey and ginger.

Recommended Serve: A whiskey such as this with its full lingering mouthfeel, salinity, and smooth rich fruits, has its own complexity and would not require strong flavours to accompany it. Best enjoyed as a digestif served with lightly whipped Crème Brulé or simply served neat with a drop of water on the side.

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