LAMBAY IRISH WHISKEY release a journey of taste, with a new limited-edition Reserve Cask Series of single malts.
Created through a collaboration between Camus, the world’s leading family-owned cognac producer, and the Baring Family’s Revelstoke Trust, Lambay Irish Whiskey is a combination of centuries-old Irish whiskey-making expertise and five generations of French Cognac blending and maturation expertise.
Lambay Island is a unique location, a hidden paradise just three miles off the coast of Dublin, Ireland. Here lies a playground for puffins, a sanctuary for seabirds, and the adopted home of a troupe of wallabies.
Lambay Island is also home to our bonded warehouse the Sea Cask Room open to the rich micro-climate of maritime winds and sea pollens on Lambay.
Our sleeping casks effectively absorb the rich Island maritime conditions of iodine, sea spray, and salt that enrich our oak cognac casks with unique taste profiles.
Born from independently sourced single malts and created for a discerning whiskey palette, Lambay Whiskey is delighted to announce the launch of a new three-part collector’s series of Single Malts called the Reserve Cask Series.
Lambay Whiskey Single Malt – Batch 01 is the initial step in this new journey of taste, the first batch of the series, limited to 10,000 bottles.
Key markets, IRE, DE, FR, NL, China, and Japan and will be available on shop.lambaywhiskey.com from May 12th and released in Ireland in June 2022.
Batch 02 will release at the end of 2022 and Batch 03 end of 2023.
“This series is designed to push the boundaries for our whiskey fans to taste the diversity of cask finishes we can create in our single malts. Our first Lambay Single Malt release in 2018 was a huge success with its floral, tropical notes and lingering sweetness attracting a new swathe of whiskey drinkers to Lambay” commented Sabine Sheehan – Global Brand Ambassador Lambay Whiskey
“This Reserve Cask Series will challenge that profile with three very different limited-edition cask releases. Oak, tobacco, salt and peat will challenge the traditional sweet, floral and mellow profile we had before, opening us up to new consumers that prefer those taste profiles and wish to leverage up, on their current favourites”
The first release from our Reserve Cask Series, Batch 01 is a rich triple-distilled single malt, matured in bourbon barrels and finished in Lambay Whiskeys signature style of French Camus cognac casks.
Already award-winning, ( Silver medal in and Bronze at the IWSC ) this single malt is sure to surprise the avid single malt fan.
Batch 01 contains a higher percentage of island matured Lambay Single Malt delivering a more intense salty note. This Single Malt consists of both first-fill and second-fill cognac cask finishing creating a more intense mouthfeel of spice, tobacco, and pepper on the palette.
Blended with Single Malt from our Island warehouse, the whiskey has soft smoky attributes with slight salinity and a lingering finish that balances the rich oak and herb note. Before bottling, the island’s own Trinity Well water is added in the final flourish, to deliver this delicious, triple distilled Irish whiskey.
A truly distinctive taste experience, that takes you on a journey of sea, island and cask, from the first sip to the last.
Colour: Oak brown
Aroma: Oak, light smoke, herb, and tobacco
Taste: Rich mouthfeel with hints of oak and tobacco,
developing into spice like black pepper, salt, and very light smoky notes
Finish: Rich oak and pepper with lingering herbal notes and salt
ABV 43% | Non -Chill-filtered
Due to the high abv of 43% we recommend sipping straight up and with an added pinch of sea salt, which compliments the malt excellently – serve alongside a slice of your favourite crafted dark chocolate or savour with fresh oysters.
Alternatively, adding a small drop of water will effuse the malt and oak notes.
Cocktail: Serve as a smoked Rosemary Old-Fashioned with thyme garnish to enhance the herb note.