The Whiskey

When it comes to whiskey, wood matters. We use two types: firstly, we age our whiskey in old, seasoned bourbon casks. This lends a distinctly American accent to an Irish story. We then finish Dead Rabbit Irish Whiskey in small, specially made, first-fill American oak barrels. The smaller the barrel, the better the whiskey-to-wood ratio.

The result is real depth and depth and character over a lingering note of bourbon vanilla sweetness. A unique five-year-old blend of Irish malt and grain whiskey finished in half-sized, specially crafted virgin American oak barrels. crafted by world renowned whiskey expert and Master Distiller, Darryl McNally. 

APPEARANCE  –Dark golden honey

NOSE  – Rich overtones of bourbon and vanilla 

TASTE  – Irish Whiskey heart, with a burst of bourbon vanilla attitude

FINISH – A long vanilla finish

The Barrels

The Dead Rabbit Irish Whiskey is aged for five years in bourbon casks and then finished in small virgin oak casks, made especially for The Dead Rabbit Irish Whiskey, until Darryl, the Master Distiller is satisfied it has reached perfection.

The Cooperage

Kelvin Cooperage, a family-run company based in Louisville, Kentucky, USA, which has been operating for over 50 years, make our special Dead Rabbit Irish Whiskey casks. Our half size casks hold 100 liters/24 gallons.