The Chosen from Chapel Gate Irish Whiskey has a price tag of €7,500 ($8,200)

The Chosen, a new Irish whiskey from Co Clare-based Chapel Gate Irish Whiskey, could be the most expensive Irish whiskey in the world considering its price tag of €7,500 ($8,200).

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Louise McGuane, who founded Chapel Gate Irish Whiskey on her family’s farm in Co Clare in 2015, said in a statement: "The Chosen is a celebration of excellence in Irish whiskey.

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.

The Chosen from Chapel Gate Irish Whiskey

The Chosen from Chapel Gate Irish Whiskey

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.”

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You can watch Louise McGuane discussing The Chosen Irish whiskey here:

The Chosen is available internationally from Bordeaux Index, Fine & Rare and in Ireland at The Celtic Whiskey Shop.

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