The Chosen from Chapel Gate Irish Whiskey has a price tag of €7,500 ($8,200)
The Chosen is a 27-year-old single cask, single malt Irish whiskey produced under Chapel Gate's JJ Corry brand. The Irish whiskey is presented in 100 individually hand cut J. Hill's Standard crystal decanters and hand-carved ash wood cabinets fashioned by John Galvin Design, with inspiration taken from the dune grass of the local beaches of the Wild Atlantic Way.
McGuane says: "Irish whiskey has not been celebrated for its quality and rarity, as perhaps other categories have. We have some of the finest mature stock of whiskey in the world and yet I feel the industry undersells itself. I wanted to change that. Our approach to making Irish whiskey celebrates tradition, embraces change and has the modern whiskey drinker front of mind."
She added: "We are curators of casks and creators of individual whiskey flavors. We constantly source and taste, knowing the personality of each cask that we own. Every cask in our custom-built rack house has a different story and destiny.
“Occasionally we come across such an exceptional cask that it merits its own unique release and this was the case with The Chosen. We waited until the cask reached its absolute peak of maturation before we released it.”
You can watch Louise McGuane discussing The Chosen Irish whiskey here:
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