Curiosity got the better of them, but the result was better than they could have hoped.
A world first, this limited edition release is a single pot still Irish whiskey aged in ex-bourbon and sherry casks, finished in wild cherry wood casks.
Wood from the cherry tree is characterised by its porousness: adding complex flavours of fine wine, capers and ginger spice.
Nose: Box hedge clippings, coconut fibre and shredded ginger.
Taste: Fresh green herbs, black tea and pot still spices.
Finish: Long and fresh, prickly spice and toasted hazelnut.