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Luxco Launches Irish Whiskey Varieties

Luxco, a company based in St. Louise, is recently looking to capitalize on the gaining popularity of whiskeys nowadays. They’ve already started their mission through the revival of their bourbon brands, the Yellowstone and Rebel Yell. They’ve also added a new variety to their line, the Blood Oath. However, they aren’t only keen on making American whiskies today. They’ve unveiled their first-ever Irish whiskey called The Quiet Man.

According to Luxco, The Quite Man is made by Ciaran Mulgrew in honor of his father, John Mulgrew, who worked as a bartender. “In more than 50 years behind the bar, my father saw and heard it all, but like all good bartenders, John Mulgrew was true to the code and told no tales. He was ‘The Quiet Man’, or as they say in the pubs of Ireland, ‘An Fear Ciuin’,” says Ciaran in one of his interviews.

The Quiet Man will be distilled in a traditional Irish manner; inside whiskey pot stills that are matured in oak barrels and re-casked in the first-fill bourbon casks. The whiskey will be made available in two varieties: The Quiet Man Traditional Blended Whiskey, aged for 4 years with high malt percentage, sold for $40; and The Quiet Man 8-Year Single Malt Irish whiskey, which will be sold for about $50.

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Quiet Man Irish Whiskey were provided by Luxco. Image from www.bourbonbanter.com

“The difference between a good whiskey and a great whiskey lies not just in picking the best ingredients and having the most skilled distiller. It lies in selecting the finest barrels to let the whiskey mature in. Our unique process of finishing the aging barrels that previously held bourbon but never whiskey allows The Quiet Man to soak up those wonderfully sweet yet spicy oak flavors, and the result is two great Irish Whiskies,” says Mulgrew.

Both of these whiskies will be made available in the US this month. They’ve already been available in various markets overseas last year.

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