WhistlePig expands portfolio with Limavady Single Barrel Irish Whiskey
Limavady Single Barrel Irish Whiskey, WhistlePig PiggyBack Rye, WhistlePig 10 Year Small Batch Rye. (Photo: Business Wire)
Vermont Business Magazine Shoreham-based WhistlePig, the # 1 ultra-premium and luxury Rye Whiskey distiller in North America, has teamed up with Darryl McNally and Limavady Irish Whiskey to fulfill his dream of creating the first Single Barrel Irish whiskey at the world. The addition of Limavady, alongside WhistlePig’s collection of revolutionary rye whiskeys, marks the company’s growth from the first independent American whiskey to a global portfolio of craftsmanship.
WhistlePig will handle the bottling and distribution of the whiskey under the direction of McNally, helping Limavady establish the Single Barrel Irish category, in the same way WhistlePig did with the aged and experimental Rye. McNally will directly manage production and innovation and bring the story and spirit of Limavady to life.
“We initially met Darryl at an industry event and then stayed in touch over the years. When we understood his desire to reinvent the category and learned of his intention to relaunch Limavady whiskey, we jumped at the opportunity to partner with him, ”said Jeff Kozak, CEO of WhistlePig. “We visited Limavady and discovered the historic park of the distillery. As the brand draws its inspiration from the past, we look to Limavady’s future as Darryl takes Irish whiskey to the next level. “
Both WhistlePig and Limavady are premium handcrafted whiskeys that push the boundaries of defining their respective categories. WhistlePig has led Rye in farm-to-bottle maturation and distillation, while Limavady will be the Single Barrel Single Malt, showing the world just how distinctive and high quality Irish whiskey can be. WhistlePig believes Irish whiskey is a category that needs to expand and break the stereotypes set by industry giants. Award-winning company Rye Whiskey also believes that Irish Single Malt, and furthermore Single Barrel, deserves the same recognition as Single Malt scotch and artisan American whiskey.
“I have been working in the Irish whiskey industry for a long time and getting the Limavady whiskey name back has been a dream of mine for a long time, so finally bringing it to market is already a big step for me, but teaming up with a visionary a company like WhistlePig makes it even more exciting. Forward thinking and unafraid to push the boundaries of innovation, WhistlePig is the perfect partner for Limavady, and I couldn’t ask for a better partner to take Irish whiskey to new heights, ”says Darryl McNally, master distiller, Limavady Irish Whiskey.
Limavady is set to start selling in select markets in the US, UK and Northern Ireland as early as August. In the United States, Limavady will be distributed through WhistlePig’s existing distribution partners, which include Republic National Distributing Company, BreakThru Beverages, and Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits, with a suggested retail price of $ 49.99 per 700ml bottle.
Additional information on Limavady will be released in the coming weeks as the launch date approaches.
About WhistlePig whiskey
Founded in 2007, WhistlePig has become the # 1 distiller in the ultra-premium and luxury Rye Whiskey category in North America, showcasing the bold and often untapped flavor of rye. WhistlePig is leading a wave of innovation in the emerging field of North American whiskey. As the most decorated rye whiskey – having received the coveted title of “Best Show Whiskey” from the 2017 San Francisco World Spirits Competition, WhistlePig is widely regarded as the best rye in the world. With the opening of its distillery on its 500-acre Vermont farm in the fall of 2015, WhistlePig has also become one of the world’s leading farm-to-bottle rye whiskeys. For more information please visit www.whistlepigwhiskey.com
About Limavady Single Barrel Irish Whiskey
Limavady Single Barrel Irish Whiskey, one of Ireland’s oldest whiskeys dating back to 1750, is reborn and breaking new ground for the growing category of Irish whiskey. Darryl McNally, internationally renowned master distiller and descendant of the operators of the Limavady Distillery in the 18th century, is leading the revival in partnership with WhistlePig Whiskey, declaring a new era of Irish whiskey with Single Malt quality and distinctive Single Barrel character. For more information, please visit www.limavady.com and follow @limavadyirishwhiskey on Instagram, @limavadywhiskey on Twitter.
Source: SHOREHAM, Vermont – (BUSINESS WIRE) – WhistlePig 7.22.2021