Irish Single Malts
Great Northern Distillery Irish Single malt whiskey spirit is a made using 100% malted barley. It’s usually triple distilled in copper pots to give it Irish whiskey’s unique mellow flavour. There are variations in malt production can produce a double distilled Irish malt product or an Irish peated malt product also. The Irish malt spirit is reduced to customer specifications which has a typical casking A.B.V. of 63%.
Irish Pot Still
Great Northern Distillery Irish Pot Still whiskey Spirit uses a blend of malted and unmalted barley, the unmalted barley is essential to pot still whiskey as it gives the distinct spicy flavour to the whiskey. As required under the Geographical Indication for Irish pot still whiskey minimum of 30% unmalted barely and malted barley is used in the mash and distilled in copper pots. The Irish pot still spirit is reduced to customer specifications which has a typical casking A.B.V. of 63%.
Irish Grain Whiskey
Great Northern Distillery Irish Grain Whiskey Spirit uses maize with a small percentage of malted barley in the mash. The grain spirit is triple distilled in columns as opposed to copper pots, this allows the distiller the ability to remove as much or as little congeners as they please, leading to a light delicate grain whiskey spirit. The Irish grain spirit is reduced to customer specifications which has a typical casking A.B.V. of 68.5%.
Great Northern Distillery Irish Poitín is typically made of a blend of both new make Irish Single malt whiskey spirit. However a combination of both new make Irish Single malt and Irish Grain Whiskey Spirit can be made under the Geographical Indication for Irish Poitín.
Burke’s Irish Whiskey
During 2017, Great Northern Distillery released our first retail product offering under the historical ‘Burke’s Irish Whiskey’ brand. These were 5 No. casks of a 14/15 year old single malt bottled at cask strength. These are presently available from celticwhiskeyshop.com and Callan’s Off License Dundalk. Further details of the Burke’s Label history is available here