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Distillery Reserve for Belfast Whiskey Week

Thursday, 28th July, 2022 Whiskey

It wouldn’t be Belfast Whiskey Week without a special release from The Spirit of Belfast.

We are delighted to introduce Cask 162, the latest release from the Dunville’s Irish Whiskey Single Cask Series.  

Cask 162 is a 20 Year Old Single Malt finished in an exquisite Oloroso Sherry Cask and bottled at Cask Strength 54% abv. It is released in celebration of Belfast Whiskey Week, Ireland’s largest whiskey festival.

This whiskey boasts notes of rich dried fruits, dark chocolate, wood spice, toffee apples, blackjack sweets and a dusting of nutmeg. It is limited to just 136 bottles priced at £245. It can be bought only in-store at The Echlinville Distillery Shop, limited to one bottle per customer.

Belfast Whiskey Week

As the original Spirit of Belfast, Dunville’s is proud to be a key partner in Belfast Whiskey Week and Cask 162 has been specially bottled for this year’s festival.

We were proud to unveil Cask 162 as the latest addition to our Single Cask Series at today’s Belfast Whiskey Week Distillery Day at Echlinville, where attendees had the opportunity to taste this exquisite whiskey during an exclusive cask strength tasting in the Dunville’s warehouse.

The Spirit of Belfast

Jarlath Watson from Echlinville and Dunville’s said: “Belfast was once at the heart of Ireland’s whiskey industry, so it’s fitting that Belfast Whiskey Week should bring focus back to a city whose association with the spirit has been somewhat forgotten over the years.

“By the end of the 19th century, Ireland was producing around 14 million gallons of whiskey per year. A disproportionate amount of that was distilled in Belfast, and much of that by Dunville’s. Dunville’s employed hundreds of people, constructed housing for their workers on the aptly named Excise Street, Distillery Street and Dunville Street, built Belfast’s first public park – Dunville Park on the Falls Road. They even founded a football club, Distillery FC, which we are proud to still have links with today.

“Dunville’s legacy can be found throughout Belfast. This is our whiskey and our city, so we are proud to celebrate Belfast Whiskey Week by unveiling the latest release from our Single Cask Series. The series showcases the very best whiskeys from our warehouses, with each release helping put this city and Dunville’s Irish Whiskey firmly back on the world whiskey map.”

Jarlath Watson

*Please note, cask 162 is not available online and can only be purchased in-store and in person at The Echlinville Distillery Shop.

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