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.Shop Whiskey
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.
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
“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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