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The Brollach is presented in a stunning box crafted from raw Nordic oak and brushed with stainless steel / ©Craft Irish Whiskey Co
While the first two releases will have been largely bought by investors, The Brollach feels like a whiskey to be opened and enjoyed. That is evident from the narrative that has been built around the release by founder Jay Bradley. Officially unveiled on Father’s Day, The Brollach was made in honor of Bradley’s late father, who inspired his passion for whiskey and lead him to The Craft Irish Whiskey Co. His lifelong friendship with his father also inspired Bradley to release a uniquely double-distilled Irish whiskey (Irish whiskey is traditionally triple-distilled), to represent the pair as kindred spirits.
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Bradley said: “The Brollach is unique as it has an intense and potent profile, which I feel really reflects my father’s character, and it is also pushing the boundaries of Irish whiskey craftsmanship as it is a double-distilled, single-malt whiskey matured for over two decades. As double-distilled whiskey ages, it becomes more complex and spicier, only released when the flavor of the whiskey is at its best. Traditionally Irish whiskey is triple-distilled and we are very proud to have created a product that ensures luxury Irish whiskey is being represented in the double-distilled space.”
Bradley left school at 14 to work as a furniture craftsman with his father, so it is natural that The Brollach decanter is beautifully presented in a meticulously designed wooden box. Crafted from raw Nordic oak and brushed with stainless steel, the box was designed to celebrate Irish craftsmanship and pay homage to the Bradley family’s Celtic heritage. The bottle sits alongside two handcrafted glasses, four obsidian whiskey stones and a pipette. The presentation box also has two vials, one filled with a taster of the whiskey (so even investors can experience the flavor) and another filled with fine Irish spring water.
The Brollach is available for €5,500 ($6,512), not including tax.