Spade&Bushel Irish Whiskey
hile we wait for Connacht Distillery’s own Irish whiskeys to mature, we are alert to opportunities to purchase whiskey from other distillers. Every once in a while, some great Irish whiskey is made available on the open market from distillers who are left with small amounts of whiskey or simply discover a “lost” barrel or two in a warehouse. A few barrels may be too little for a large distiller to bother with, but we are happy to work with smaller amounts if they are unique or exciting and then make them available to lovers of Irish whiskey.
So as not to confuse the consumer or “dilute” the brand of Connacht Distillery’s own superb Irish whiskey, we have created our Spade&Bushel label that we will use when presenting these special offerings of sourced Irish whiskeys.
Spade&Bushel Cask Strength 10 Year Old Single Malt Irish Whiskey.
Spade&Bushel 10 Year Old Cask Strength Irish Whiskey is a single malt Irish whiskey that has aged for at least 10 years in used oak barrels. We present this product at full cask strength of 115 proof (57.5% ABV), because our master distiller concluded that the full depth of flavour would be lost if the whiskey was diluted to a lower proof. We wanted our first Spade&Bushel offering to be memorable and think this 10 year old meets this criteria. Spade& Bushel was awarded a Gold Medal for cask strength Irish Whiskey at the 2016 Irish Whiskey Awards.