The Port Cask expression, the Master Distiller finishes the whiskey in casks imported from the Douro Valley in Portugal in a process which adds a sweetness with spicy notes and a beautiful rich colour.
A premium product matured in ex-bourbon casks, it is finished in virgin American oak; and shaved, toasted and re-charred ex-red wine European oak casks (NEOC, New Era of Cask). This makes it the world’s first Irish whiskey to be finished in a NEOC cask. NEOC are ex-red wine barrels from the Bordeaux region of France. They are hand-shaved by traditional coopers, and re-toasted according to each individual distiller’s specification.