Dingle Single Malt

Dingle Single Malt

What they say

On May 13th 2021, Dingle Distillery launches its first core whiskey expression, Dingle Single Malt, a milestone in the distillery’s history and a huge step forward in its growth journey. In doing so it becomes one of few Irish distilleries to produce a core single malt product made entirely with its own spirit.  

Some 50,000 bottles of the triple distilled, non-chill filtered Dingle Single Malt have been produced and will be sold domestically as well as exported to key international markets including the UK, Germany, France, China and, later this year, the US. The distillery expects to produce 100,000 bottles of Dingle Single Malt, and half a million bottles across the distillery’s portfolio, by 2023. 

Matured in PX Sherry (61%) and Bourbon (39%) first fill casks and comprising predominantly six to seven-year-old spirit, every element of the production of Dingle Single Malt is manual, with a human hand and eye at each critical point. The distillery’s water source is its own well, 240 metres below ground. 

Priced at €55.00 (RRP) per 70cl bottle, the new whiskey (46.3% ABV) is available to purchase from 13th May, 2021 at DingleDistillery.ie, IrishMalts.com, Celtic Whiskey Shop and across independent off-licenses nationwide. Dingle uses non-chill filtration to produce its whiskey and adds no colouring. 

Elliot Hughes, Managing Director at Dingle Distillery, explains: “Quality has always been at the heart of our DNA at Dingle Distillery, and that remains the case with our Single Malt launch. We are one of few distilleries in Ireland solely producing our own spirit – we don’t buy from or sell to other distilleries. When a customer buys from Dingle, they do so with the reassurance that the spirit is 100% Dingle.  

This new core expression will provide the opportunity for the distillery to grow. By adding significant volume to our business, we can open up new markets and broaden our appeal to attract a new type of customer. We’re very excited to present our Dingle Single Malt to the market and look forward to hearing the reaction from Dingle fans and new customers alike.” 

Graham Coull, Master Distiller at Dingle Distillery, comments: “Cask quality is hugely important in the production of our Dingle Single Malt, and a key point of differentiation. We use first fill only casks to produce a richer flavour, while the sherry casks with their sweetness help to get the flavour in quickly, providing good body to the liquid. Dingle Single Malt can be enjoyed neat, with ice, or as a mixing spirit for high end cocktails. We hope whiskey lovers will enjoy sampling our new signature product.” 

Tasting Notes for Dingle Single Malt: 

  • Nose – Lime Zest & Chopped Mint. Fresh Sweet Pear.  
  • Taste – Apples, Caramel, Raisins, Vanilla.  
  • Finish – Honey sweetness & mixed spice linger on the tongue. 

What I say

The first core expression from Dingle distillery is a triple distilled single malt. Thanks to Graham and the team at Dingle Distillery for the generous sample and many congratulations.

  • ABV 46.3%
  • Age NAS
  • Bottler Official
  • Bottling Triple Distilled
  • Cask Bourbon & Sherry Oak
  • Category Single Malt Whisky
  • Cost €55
  • Origin Dingle Distillery
  • Outturn 50000
  • Region Ireland
  • Released 2021
  • Vintage Undeclared

My tasting notes:

  • Appearance Amber gold (8/20), medium-fine tears and legs.
  • Nose Fruity and rounded on the nose, apple strudel with raisins, key lime pie, peach, plenty of cereal notes and lashings of vanilla, vanilla cream and Danish pastries, poached pears and some soft oak wood sawdust.
  • Taste Medium-full bodied, rich and fruity with plenty of zest too, apple, pear peach and orange zest and oil, more strudel bringing in that dried fruit/raisin note, served with plenty of vanilla cream, heather honey and oak wood.
  • Finish Long, dried fruit, orange zest and slightly woody and sweet herbs, applemint, chervil and rosemary.
  • Overall A delicious introduction to Dingle distillery and rather accomplished for its age, rewarding the use of 1st fill casks this is rich and fruity and has plenty of chewy woody influence too.

Score 86/100

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