Iconic Beverages has announced the latest addition to its spirits portfolio, with the launch of Limavady Single Malt Irish Whiskey in Australia.

Limavady is a joint initiative of Master Distiller Darryl McNally and The WhistlePig Whiskey Company in Vermont. After working in his family’s bar in Ireland McNally moved into the spirits industry, working at a number of influential Irish distillers included Bushmills, Quintessential Brands and Dublin Liberties Distillery.

In that time he crafted dozens of award-winning whiskies, and now takes that into Limavady, being a descendant from Limavady’s original 18 century distillers.

McNally said: “My Grandfather lost ownership of my family’s 1750 distillery – the oldest in Ireland- when the USA went through prohibition. I began as an apprentice and slowly worked my way up to become Master Distiller, where I went on to win Gold 13 times.

“Now, I’m buying back my family’s distillery to make my masterpiece, the one that I have dreamed of making my entire life. I am pleased to now launch in Australia with Iconic Beverages.”

Iconic Beverages Founder, Dean Terranova said: “I started Iconic Beverages to bring the world’s best independent beverage alcohol brands to Australian Consumers.

“Limavady is truly unique, and a great fit for our growing portfolio of premium brands. We are delighted to share news of this development.”

Limavady is Ireland’s first true Single Barrel, Single Malt Irish Whiskey brand. Non-Chill Filtered and made with 100 per cent Irish barley, each batch is triple distilled and aged in used American Oak Casks before being finished in PX Sherry Casks. The whiskey will launch in Australia in early 2022.

Andy Young

Andy joined Intermedia as Editor of TheShout in 2015, writing news on a daily basis and also writing features for National Liquor News. Now Managing Editor of both TheShout and Bars and Clubs.

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