Actor and director Liev Schreiber and drinks industry expert Richard Davies recently announced a new partnership to debut Sláinte Irish Whiskey to the world.
In a statement from the duo, they said the new Irish whiskey brand will also give back to those in need through many various endeavors.
On the market now, the Sláinte Smooth Blend can be ordered online nationwide for $37.99 per bottle and their special edition 18 year old Irish Whiskey, which is quite limited, sells for $499.
Initially, Sláinte will be available in California, Florida, New York, New Jersey and Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
The distiller explained that Sláinte is an Irish whiskey aged in American bourbon oak barrels and finished in sherry casks. This triple distilled whiskey is crafted, distilled, and matured in Ireland.
The distiller’s notes show that the whiskey combines hints of pepper blended with ripe banana, vanilla, apricot and warm spice and has a smooth finish.
“I couldn’t be more thrilled with the product and brand we’ve created,” said Co-founder Richard Davies. “Not only is Sláinte an exceptional, top-of-the-line whiskey but the purpose-led brand nods to the uplifting spirit of Ireland and a collective global community by providing aid to BlueCheck via our special edition 18 year old limited release.”
As part of their giveback program, 100 percent of the funds from each limited edition bottle of Sláinte 18 year old whiskey sold is allocated and gifted to BlueCheck Ukraine.
Also co-founded by Schreiber, the star of television and the big screen, BlueCheck is a collective of humanitarian crisis response experts, entrepreneurs, and filmmakers with decades of experience addressing the needs of conflict-affected populations and documenting solidarity movements countering oppression.
The organization identifies, vets, and fast-tracks urgent financial support to Ukrainian NGOs and aid initiatives providing life-saving and other critical humanitarian work.
Sláinte (pronounced Slahn-cha) directly translates as “good health” and is used in Ireland and around the world as a show of “cheers” in a toast.
Schreiber said in a prepared statement that the new brand began with an act of charity. “And as far as I’m concerned, that’s an auspicious start. The cask of insanely delicious 18 year old single malt that Richard donated to Bluecheck was completely unexpected and hopefully the beginning of something we will be doing for many years. I love the idea of building a brand that stands by its commitment to bring people together in more ways than one.”
For more information or to find a bottle of Sláinte Irish Whiskey, check out www.slaintewhiskey.com.