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Method And Madness Unveils First Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey Aged In Amburana Wood

Method and Madness Amburana Irish Whiskey

Irish Distillers’ micro distillery Method and Madness has unveiled the Amburana Wood Edition, made by aging single pot still Irish whiskey in casks made from amburana wood

Method and Madness has unveiled its latest releases, Method and Madness Amburana Wood Edition. The new bottling is the first single pot still Irish whiskey aged in casks made from selectively sourced amburana wood, which is most commonly used to mature cachaça.

Created from triple distilled single pot still whiskey made using malted and unmalted barley, Method and Madness Amburana Wood Edition was distilled in 2018 and matured in ex-American whiskey oak barrels. Then it was finished in South American amburana wood casks for an additional four to seven months.

On the nose, it offers aromas of cardamom, marzipan, and demerara sugar. The palate features clove, cinnamon and heather honey, leading to a lingering finish with woodland spice, hazelnut syrup, and raw vanilla bean.

“We’re delighted to launch Method and Madness Amburana Wood Edition, an exciting expression crafted at the Micro Distillery in Midleton,” says Barrett Stapleton, Head Distiller at Irish Distillers’ Micro Distillery. “Having trialled a variety of wood finishes, the team felt it was the optimum time to showcase the unique and interesting flavour profile of Amburana wood. This expression pushes the boundaries by using innovative wood, unlocking new flavours and yielding a truly distinctive character in the resulting whiskey.”

Bottled at 46% ABV, Method and Madness Amburana Finish will be available in the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland, Irish Distillers’ Brand Homes, Global Travel Retail for an SRP €95, and will be available in the USA in early 2025.

For more information, head over to the brand’s official website.

In February, Method and Madness debuted an Irish whiskey aged in Garryana Oak from the U.S. Pacific Northwest.