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A Quiet Reveal...Skellig Whiskey

This Single Pot Still whiskey is the first expression in the Skellig Six18 Step Collection and is the traditional style of Irish whiskey-making. Casks were carefully selected from those maturing at Skellig Six18 and the whiskey here is predominately 6 YO. Triple distilled and also triple – casked. The whiskey was matured in oak in our Skellig Six18 Warehouse right on the Atlantic and also cask finished and bottled here too. The Pedro Ximenez Sherry casks were chosen for taste and to reflectcenturies of maritime journeys and trade between this Skellig Coastline and Iberia, often with cargo of sherry. And also gently finished in Peated Whiskey Casks to give a gentle “mos” of a quiet turf fire, common enough on the Skellig Coast, surrounded as we are by Atlantic peatlands.

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Living Under The Stars

What a privilege that our distillery sits here on the Skellig Coast in a gold tier dark sky reserve. Our whiskey is maturing by the Atlantic under the same night skies and star constellations that people have used for millennia to plot their journeys. The Plough and the North Star was the first compass, and we have included it at the front of our whiskey bottle. While we may not use the stars anymore to guide our journeys, its so grounding when you just look up over the Atlantic under a dome of darkness and stars and feel so infinitesimally insignificant . Whatever decision is in front of us, all we can do is to make the best decision we can with what we have in front of us and remember to celebrate the steps along the way.

Patience

Excellent whiskey and efficient whiskey-making are complex and require time . Our team are steadfast in their focus to deliver a state-of-the-art 2T Single Pot/Single Malt Distillery with potential capacity of 1M LPA at our existing distillery space in Cahersiveen to be the ultimate home of our Skellig Six18 Whiskey. Sustainable design concepts, new technologies , energy and water efficiencies as well as homage to tradition have been at the heart of the design process, The 3 copper whiskey stills are already in construction with more news to follow soon

Foireann Six18

“We keep our Foireann Six18 “in the know” with special distillery events, online events and special offers to them. They will also be first to know about our launch event in early Spring 2023. You can join here….

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Atlantic Aged

Our Skellig Six18 warehouse is right on the Atlantic at the most SW tip of Ireland. Weather influences life here on the Skellig Coast in many practical ways and also the maturation of the whiskey casks nestled in our warehouse here. We are often battered by wild North Atlantic storms and strong fresh clean salty winds. Our weather is hugely influenced by the Gulf Stream, a microclimate between the Atlantic on 3 sides and the highest mountain range in Ireland on the 4th side, so it’s very mild here all year round which means the whiskey is reacting with the wood all year round. Truely Atlantic Aged.

Partners

  • Drinks Ireland
  • Irish Whiskey Association
  • Enterprise Ireland
  • Fáilte Ireland

Certified member of Bord Bia’s Origin Green program, Ireland’s pioneering food and drink sustainability programme.

 

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