Method and Madness, a push the boundaries of Irish whiskey label under the Irish Distillers banner, recently debuted a new expression that includes oats alongside the traditional malted barley in its mash bill.
The new Method and Madness Oats and Malt whiskey, according to those behind it, is a limited edition release that’s the only the second ever the brand’s “micro distillery.” It has been triple distilled at the Midleton Micro Distillery by Katherine Condon in copper pot stills after experimentation by the distilling team of different ratios revealed a mash bill of 60% oats and 40% malt. It was matured in ex-bourbon casks and bottling at 46% ABV.
“Nearly a year on from the release of Method and Madness Rye and Malt, said Condon in a prepared statement, “we are extremely proud to introduce the world to the second release from our Micro Distillery in Midleton. The innovations within Irish whiskey continue to play a key role in growing the industry and it is a joy to be a part of that with the work we do at the Micro Distillery.
” The Oats and Malt release represents something exciting. By working with traditional malted barley in copper pot stills and combining this with Irish sourced oats, we are honouring our past while pushing forward with innovation. This is an extraordinary Irish whiskey offering that is a first for Method and Madness.”
Method and Madness Oats and Malt is now available in Ireland, the UK, Dublin Airport and online for around €95. Official tasting notes are below.
- Nose: Toasted Marshmallow, Pink Peppercorns, Orange Zest
- Taste: Fudge, Citrus Oils, Green Chilli
- Finish: Creamy Texture, Mild Tannins, Soft Oats