Roe & Co Cask Strength 2020 Edition is the second expression to be released as part of a limited edition series, following the launch of a cask strength whiskey aged in Bourbon casks last year. Bottled at natural cask strength (58% ABV), the 2020 edition spent all 13 years in Port casks, providing the final product with a velvety texture, molasses, honey roast barley, hints of fresh ground coffee and cherry ripe chocolate bars.
“For me this is perhaps my most anticipated release to date, not because of its age or because of the fact that it is a single malt but because once again we get to shine a light on the inherent base processes of whiskey production; excellently distilled Irish spirit, amazing casks and no interruption by human contact. This is whiskey at its most raw and I love it,” said Alan Mulvihill, global brand ambassador at Roe & Co.
Roe & Co Cask Strength 2020 Edition is set to hit stores across Ireland beginning November 9, including drinks retailer O’Briens and the Roe & Co distillery in Dublin. It is priced at €74 ($86 USD) in the Republic of Ireland and £50 ($64 USD) in Northern Ireland. No specific date for a release to the U.S. and U.K. markets has been announced at this time. The brand, however, is expected to expand its footprint in both markets throughout 2020 and the coming year.
In other Irish Whiskey news, Egan’s has added a new release to its limited edition Legacy series, the 17 Year Old Legacy Reserve III. The newest addition is finished in French Cadillac AOC wine casks.
Last week, Proclamation Blended Irish Whiskey launched in the United States. The County Mayo-based brand is owned by Inis Tine Uisce Teoranta and makes its spirit from a blend of Irish grain and malt Whiskeys.
Last month, Bushmills Irish Whiskey unveiled The Causeway Collection, a new series of extremely rare and unique cask finished single malt Whiskeys. The first two offerings from the newly announced lineup are the 2008 Muscatel Cask and the 1995 Malaga Cask.