Dingle Distillery Shares First Core Whiskey Expression

Dingle Distillery Single Malt Irish Whiskey

Dingle Distillery has launched a single Single Malt, and so becomes one of a handful of Irish distilleries to produce a single malt product made entirely with its own spirit. The achievement is being considered a significant step forward for the distillery and a milestone in the company’s history.  

50,000 bottles of the triple distilled, non-chill filtered Dingle Single Malt have been produced. They are heading for the domestic market and will also be sold to key international markets including Germany, France, China, the UK. The drink will reach the USA later in 2021.

The distillery expects to produce 100,000 bottles of Dingle Single Malt, and half a million bottles across the distillery’s portfolio, by 2023.

Matured in PX Sherry (61%) and Bourbon (39%) first fill casks and comprising predominantly six to seven-year-old spirit, every element of the production of Dingle Single Malt is manual, with a human hand and eye at each critical point. The distillery’s water source is its own well, 240 metres below ground.

Speaking on the launch, Elliot Hughes, Managing Director at Dingle Distillery, said:

“Quality has always been at the heart of our DNA at Dingle Distillery, and that remains the case with our Single Malt launch. We are one of few distilleries in Ireland solely producing our own spirit – we don’t buy from or sell to other distilleries. When a customer buys from Dingle, they do so with the reassurance that the spirit is 100% Dingle. This new core expression will provide the opportunity for the distillery to grow. By adding significant volume to our business, we can open up new markets and broaden our appeal to attract a new type of customer. We’re very excited to present our Dingle Single Malt to the market and look forward to hearing the reaction from Dingle fans and new customers alike.”

Adding his view on the historic launch, Graham Coull, Master Distiller at Dingle Distillery, comments:

“Cask quality is hugely important in the production of our Dingle Single Malt, and a key point of differentiation. We use first fill only casks to produce a richer flavour, while the sherry casks with their sweetness help to get the flavour in quickly, providing good body to the liquid. Dingle Single Malt can be enjoyed neat, with ice, or as a mixing spirit for high end cocktails. We hope whiskey lovers will enjoy sampling our new signature product.”

You can participate in A Dingle Distillery Virtual Tasting Event: On 21st May at 7.30pm GMT, Dingle will host the biggest virtual tasting event for Dingle Single Malt. Hosted by Matt Healy, Irish whiskey expert and founder of Irish whiskey website Potstilled.com and podcast series Potstilled Radio, the event will take place on the Dingle Distillery Facebook page.