Powerscourt Distillery recently debuted its latest release, Fercullen Falls, which is a blend of malt and grain Irish whiskeys.
The Irish distillery said of this release that the malt portion has matured in first-fill ex-bourbon barrels, and the grain is in a combination of ex-bourbon and new heavy char oak casks, making it an excellent 50/50 blend.
“With this release,” said Head of Whiskey for the Distillery, John Cashman, in a prepared statement, “The Powerscourt Distillery is heralding the start of a new era for the Distillery with the inclusion of malt whiskey distilled right here in Powerscourt. As a proud Wicklow man, it is wonderful to be part of the first (legal!) whiskey distilled in Wicklow in over a hundred years.
“The team has worked very hard to develop and deliver Fercullen Falls Blended Irish Whiskey and we are very pleased with the results.”
“The 50 % Malt content in the blend adds to the complexity and depth of flavour,” added Powerscourt Distillery’s Paul Corbett, Head Distiller and Blender, “which is very different to what other blended Irish whiskeys are offering.”
The whiskey is bottled at 43% ABV and available in Ireland for €38.
As for the name of the whiskey, it is said by the brand that “drawing from its unique location, the name refers to the Powerscourt waterfall, Ireland’s highest waterfall at 121 metres. Its contemporary design evokes thoughts of whiskey falling into a glass and shared amongst friends.”