Copeland Merchants Quay Blended Irish Whiskey
Merchant's Quay is a unique blend of three whiskeys – grain whiskey, double distilled and triple distilled malts – aged in four different casks and bottled at 40% ABV. Celebrating the historic quay at Donaghadee harbour, where ships have been launched, casks have been landed and glasses raised for generations.
Working in collaboration with Brian Watts, Master Distiller at The Great Northern Distillery, Dundalk, Copeland has created a unique blended Irish whiskey, signalling a taste of things to come while we wait patiently for our malt and pot-still whiskeys to mature. We expect the first of these to be released in 2024.
Merchants’ Quay is a naturally coloured, a non-chill filtered blend of grain and malt Irish whiskey. The grain whiskey has been matured for 12 months in a virgin American oak barrel, then transferred to a re-char bourbon cask for the remaining 24 months. The double-distilled malt has been matured in an American first-fill bourbon cask and the triple distilled malt matured in an Oloroso sherry butt. The result is a smooth, rich Irish whiskey with an easy, delectable finish.