HJ Neill, the company behind Samuel Gelston’s Irish Whiskey and Mary-le-bone, has launched Samuel Gelston’s Single Pot Still Whiskey. The new bottling from the Belfast-based distillery is the eighth expression available from the brand.
Samuel Gelston’s Single Pot Still Whiskey is triple-distilled in traditional copper pot stills and matured in ex-Bourbon casks. The recipe contains 50% malted barley and 50% unmalted barley. It offers notes of lemon-drizzle cake and cooked citrus on the nose, followed by walnut and candied pecan, cacao nibs and cereal on the palate, finishing with chocolate orange and sweet breakfast porridge, according to the distillery.
Johnny Neill, owner of Samuel Gelston’s Irish Whiskey, Mary-le-bone and Berkshire Botanical Gin, said: “My ancestor Harry Neill, who bought Gelston’s Old Irish Whiskey in 1869 was passionate about sourcing, bonding and blending some of the finest single malt and pot still whiskey from across Ireland. I’m proud to draw upon these whiskey distilling roots and continue his legacy by bringing a range of quality new products to the market.
“The single pot still whiskey is an exciting new addition to the range, providing whiskey drinkers who are appreciative of brand history and provenance with a unique liquid which delivers on taste, quality and price point – and in turn, offers incredible shelf-appeal.”
Gelston’s Single Pot Still Whiskey is 40% ABV, with an price tag of £22.00 ($27.75 USD) for a 70cl bottle.
Other bottlings in Gelston’s lineup include Aged 26 Years Very Rare Reserve, Aged 12 Years Finished in Sherry Casks, Aged 12 Years Finished in Port Casks, Aged 12 Years Finished in Rum Casks, Aged 5 Years Finished in Sherry Casks, Irish Single Malt, Aged 5 Years Sherry Cask Finish, and Aged 25 Years Limited Edition. If you’re looking to purchase any of these bottles, just head to Masters of Malt.