Newry Whiskey Returns after 100 Year Absence

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Posted: 29 November 2020

Newry.ie 18 March 2020 By Columba O'Hare

With uncertainty being the new certainty in the world it really is reassuring to see the physical return of an iconic local brand after over a hundred years of absence. Newry based Matt DʼArcy Whiskey has returned with two new releases a 17-year-old single malt and a 10-year-old blend, aimed at the super premium and premium whiskey markets respectively. The relaunch of Matt DʼArcy & Co Limited heralds the revival of whiskey production in the South Ulster region: a designated area of outstanding natural beauty that has centuries of heritage in the distillation of whiskey.

Matt DʼArcyʼs super-premium whiskey is a 17-year-old single malt limited edition of only 384 numbered bottles. Prior to hand bottling, the liquid has spent twelve months finishing in a rum cask: a reference to the Barbadian rum barrels that once arrived in the merchant city of Newry via its famous canal. That same canal provided a reverse gateway to Matt DʼArcy Whiskey achieving its world class reputation in the 19th Century. This exceptional whiskey is bottled in handblown Italian crystal glass: each one unique in shape. The equally unique spirit has a distinctive light spiciness with subtle notes of honey, vanilla, apple sweetness, almonds, cinnamon and plum providing a warm, rewarding after-taste.

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