Killowen Distillery Announces Barántúil Cask for the Barry Group

Killowen Distillery Announces Barántúil Cask for the Barry Group

Killowen Distillery has announced a Barry Group exclusive, which means that Barantúil will be available in every corner of the island of Ireland that boasts a Carry Out store from Thursday, October 19th.

This bottling celebrates the Barry Group, founded in 1955 by James A. Barry, which has grown from a local business to a leading wholesale distribution company with over 250 employees operating from its headquarters in Cork, Ireland.

About the whiskey

Distillery: Killowen Distillery
Style: Single Pot Still
Age: 3yrs
Size: 500ml
ABV: 59.3%
Cask: 250L Muscatel Finish after 3yr ex-bourbon maturation
No. of bottles: 486
RRP: €120
Available: October 19th in-store at Carry Out Off Licences across Ireland and online at

The Single Pot Still whiskey was originally aged in 2 smaller ex-bourbon casks for three years before finishing in a larger fresh luxurious wet Muscatel cask. This is the first time Killowen have used a Muscatel cask for whiskey which works perfectly with the Pot Still distillate.

Flavour Expectations

A hugely floral arrival along with a generous serving of lemon drizzle cake, to a lesser extent there is a hint of vanilla spice and nutmeg.

Thick and chewy distillate with apricot flesh and orange peel in abundance among hints of cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg.

A buttery end with thick creamy pallet, allowing long lasting flavours of orange & lemon peel, the pot still spice notes of vanilla pod and ginger linger on with the fruitiness.

About Killowen Distillery

Killowen Distillery focuses more on long slow, handcrafted production methods more than any other distillery. Their unique approach to spirit making allows for long wild open top fermentations, flame-fed distillations and worm-tub condensation all of which were all but extinct in Ireland until re-established by Killowen. The result is a more complex and full bodied spirit that real whiskey enthusiasts love.

The celebration of mashbill culture is something dear to Irish distillation history and in this whiskey the perfect portions of malted barley, unmated barley, oat and wheat are used in harmony while all offering different flavours and textures to the whiskey. Much more of this wonderful information is available inside the packaging to be enjoyed by the whiskey connoisseur.

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