Created from the finest Irish grain and malt whiskeys, Proclamation Blended Irish Whiskey is proud to announce its launch into the U.S. market. The blend is triple distilled and aged in American oak barrels. Matured in bourbon casks, the blend includes a touch of sherry-finished malt, providing a complex character and tasting notes that reveal an abundance of fruit and creaminess.
Proclamation Irish Whiskey is owned by Inis Tine Uisce Teoranta, based in Co. Mayo. They have worked with a team of Ireland and the world’s leading technical specialists, craftspeople and spirits professionals to present an original Irish whiskey blend of singular taste and exceptional quality. “We are very proud to bring Proclamation to the U.S. market. It serves to honor and celebrate the shared history between Ireland and America, a pivital relationship that helped create the independent Ireland we know and love today,” said Stephen Cope, Managing Director of ITUT. “From its concept, historical reference, through to the labelling, blending and creation of the finished liquid, this whiskey has been expertly crafted through collaboration.”
The idea for Proclamation Blended Irish Whiskey was originally conceived to honor the history of the people behind the birth of the 1916 Proclamation. Historian, author, and publisher Mícheál Ó Doibhilín explains, “We wanted to celebrate Ireland’s independent spirit through a quality Irish whiskey, one that also tells the story of some of the unsung heroes of this time. Proclamation Blended Irish Whiskey pays tribute to the three printers of the Proclamation, William O’Brien, Michael Molloy and Christopher Joseph Brady and acknowledges the important role they played during a hugely significant time in Irish history.”
The Proclamation boasts a design that reflects the physical attributes of the original document. The printers had insufficient type to print it all at once it had to be printed in two parts. The label includes blind embossing, while fonts were specially redrawn to emulate those of the Proclamation, such as the spurious ‘e’ that features in the original document.
Paul Caris, ITUT’s Master Blender and also responsible for Grace O’Malley, hand selects casks with distinctive character and complexity. Caris, a former winemaker and Bordeaux-Native, brings an impeccable palate and years of experience to Proclamation.
NOSE: First to be revealed is ripe Williams pear, followed by an abundance of apricot and crème brulée notes. Slowly developing through to rich custard, freshly brewed cappuccino and ending with woody notes.
PALATE: Front loaded notes of toasted brioche, freshly baked pastry and overtones of macerated yellow fruits. Fusions of tannins on the mid-palate with a robust yet rounded finish.
FINISH: Overwhelmingly creamy with a mellow finish and hints of toasted cereal.
About Proclamation Blended Irish Whiskey
Proclamation Irish Whiskey is owned by Inis Tine Uisce Teoranta, based in Co. Mayo, a team working collaboratively with some of Ireland and the world’s leading craftspeople, technical experts and spirits professionals in bringing premium Irish spirits to market. The team specializes in blending, maturing and finishing Irish whiskeys, creating premium spirits and brand building for the international market. Proclamation Blended Irish Whiskey is initially available in a bespoke, fully recyclable tube that has been specially developed for the launch and includes an illustration of the then Sackville Street (now O’Connell Street). The suggested retail price (SRP) for Proclamation Blended Irish Whiskey is $29.99. Proclamation Blended Irish Whiskey is distilled at The Great Northern Distillery in Dundalk, Ireland and widely distributed in Europe and currently imported in the U.S. by MHW. Inis Tine Uisce Teoranta launched the Grace O’Malley Spirits brand dedicated to the Irish Pirate Queen Grace O’Malley in the US in March 2020. Proclamation is now available nationwide in retailers including Bev Max, Mash and Grape, and Local New York Liquors. Visit proclamationwhiskey.com for more information and join the conversation at @proclamationwhiskey.