Irishman Founders Reserve Whiskey
- Irish Whiskey
- Ireland, 700ml
This amazing award winning small batch Irish Whiskey is well rounded and balanced. Aromas of zesty spice, black pepper & peaches. To taste, Pot Still spice, dark chocolate and bourbon oak. Oak and butterscotch to finish.
- Distillery: Royal Oak Distillery
- Type: Irish Small Batch Single Malt Whiskey
- Region: Ireland
- Alcohol: 40%
- Volume: 700ml
- Goes with: Neat or over ice
Founder’s Reserve is a unique take on the old Irish Pot Still Whiskey and is the original and signature blend created by founder Bernard Walsh. It is a blend of two styles, Single Malt and Single Pot Still. The proportions used are 70% Single Malt and 30% Single Pot Still, with no grain whiskey present. This results in a much more flavoursome whiskey. Founder’s Reserve is triple distilled and matured in Bourbon Casks.
Bernard and Rosemary Walsh created the Hot Irishman Limited in 1999, with the desire to blend and bottle the perfect Irish Coffee recipe. Expanding upon its success, in 2005 the couple attempted to rival the big Irish cream liqueur brands by creating a recipe that brought things back to basics, with The Irishman Irish Cream liqueur, made using 100% Irish dairy cream and premium Irish whisky.
However, it wasn’t until 2006 that the Walsh’s began to venture head-on into the world of whisky, when they signed a long-term supply agreement with Irish Distillers – the Whisky Supply Agreement - allowing for the distilling and laying down of Irish whisky stock to its specifications. This facilitated the 2007 launch of The Irishman Whisky, the first singular whisky released by Walsh, which was followed in 2009 by Writers Tears.
After seventeen years of success Bernard and Rosemary Walsh, in a joint venture with Illva Saronno, who owns the Tia Maria brand and Pat Rigney, the founder of Boru vodka, opened the Royal Oak Distillery in June 2016. In 2019, the partnership between Walsh and Illva Saronno ended, including Walsh's involvement with the Royal Oak Distillery.
- Double Gold - 2019 International Spirits Challenge - Irish Blends - Premium
- Gold - 2018 International Spirits Challenge - Irish Blends - Premium
- Gold - 2017 The Irish Whisky Masters (The Spirits Business) - Irish Blended
- Gold - 2014 The Irish Whisky Masters (The Spirits Business) - Irish Blended
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