Luxco has introduced its first-ever Irish whiskey — The Quiet Man.
The new brand is set to launch two varieties in the U.S. later this month. This whiskey line was produced through Luxco’s partnership with Niche Drinks in Derry, Ireland. It is the first Irish whiskey bottled in Derry in more than 100 years.
“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,” Ciaran Mulgrew said in a press release. “He was ‘The Quiet Man,’ or as they say in the pubs of Ireland, ‘An Fear Ciuin.’”
Distilled in traditional Irish whiskey pot stills, matured in oak barrels and recasked in first-fill bourbon casks, The Quiet Man will be available in two varieties: The Quiet Man Traditional Blended Irish Whiskey and The Quiet Man 8-Year Single Malt Irish Whiskey. Both are bottled at 80 proof.
The Traditional Blended Irish Whiskey is aged four years and has a high malt percentage, compared to most blends, offering a mellow and ultra-smooth finish. The Single Malt offers a smooth taste and floral notes.
The Quiet Man is currently available in Germany, South Africa, Canada and Ireland, and was first bottled in June 2015. It will be available in the U.S. in January, through a joint venture between Luxco and Niche Drinks, whose partnership dates back to 1986.
The suggested retail price is $39.99 for the blended variety and $49.99 for the single malt.