West Cork Distillers started in 2003 by childhood friends. John O’Connell with a history of distilling approached Ger & Denis, former fishermen who found themselves unemployed, to embark on the wonderful journey of whiskey.
The largest, privately-held Irish owned distillery in Ireland. Competing on a global scale with the range available in 70 countries worldwide - while maintaining their independence and staying true to their West Cork heritage.
A blend of grain (75%) and malt (25%) whiskey matured in bourbon casks, with a slight citrus and cracked pepper aroma. A smooth and balanced whiskey, the taste is one of malt, lingering sweetness, citrus, apple and nutmeg.
A slight citrus and cracked pepper aroma.
Malt, lingering sweetness, citrus, apple and nutmeg
A fine blend of grain (66%) and malt (34%) whiskey aged in first-fill bourbon casks for three years, and polish matured for a further year in heavily charred bourbon casks. The result is a beautifully balanced whiskey with vanilla and lingering sweetness.
Powerful oak alongside vanilla, caramel, dried fruit and a strong biscuit note.
Caramel and vanilla, anchored by the biscuit note. A hint of toasted nuts and finishes with a satisfyingly mouth-feel.
This triple distilled, Single Malt Irish Whiskey is matured in sherry casks and then finished in bog oak charred casks for a further 4-6 months. The bog oak is harvested from the local boglands of Glengarriff. A unique Irish Whiskey with subtle peat notes followed by smooth and elegant fruit flavours, smoke, malt and cracked nuts.
Smoky notes with a hint of dried fruit.
Drying spices, brown sugar with a lingering smokiness
Pour coffee, whiskey, and sugar into a glass mug. Garnish with whipped cream and chocolate shavings.
50ml West Cork Bourbon Cask, 150ml Hot Coffee, 1 Tsp Brown Sugar, Fresh Whipped Cream, Chocolate Shavings.
Build by adding everything in a rocks glass, stir to taste. Garnish with orange zest.
50ml West Cork Bog Oak Cask, 10ml Chai Syrup, 2 Dashes Orange Bitters.
Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice, strain into a chilled tea cup and garnish with lemon zest
Jasmine Whiskey Tea
40ml Bourbon Cask, 70ml Jasmine Tea, 20ml Fresh Lemon Juice, 20ml Honey Water, Spoon of Orange Marmalade
Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker, serve in a chilled cocktail glass, garnish with grated nutmeg.
50ml Black Cask, 100ml almond milk, 15ml honey water, 2 scoops of salted caramel ice cream, nutmeg
Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker, dry shake for 15 seconds, add ice and shake again. Strain into a coupe and garnish with a dehydrated lemon
Elderflower Whiskey Sour
50ml Bourbon Cask, 30ml Lemon Juice, 25ml Elderflower Cordial, 30ml Egg White
An innate inclination to challenge and do things differently. Recognised for their innovative approach, the award-winning, West Cork Distillers are credited with maturing, distilling and bottling some of the finest craft Irish whiskey on the market today
West Cork Distillers has embarked on a project to recover all the carbon dioxide produced during the whiskey production process. The first Irish whiskey distillery to implement a C02 recovery system.
All the employees of West Cork Distillers reside within 30km of the distillery and through recruitment processes have brought at least 10 employees either back to West Cork or meant that they no longer have a 150km round commute daily.