Nestled deep within the idyllic Boyne Valley on the legendary grounds of Slane Castle, Slane Distillery brings you a whiskey that bears our village’s iconic name. Slane Whiskey is aged using our signature ’Tripled Casked’ method. This involves resting our Grain and Malt whiskies between three different cask types; Virgin Oak, Seasoned Oak and Oloroso Sherry. These casks are then blended to create an exceptionally complex, smooth Irish whiskey. This whiskey is our testament to the character of the people of Slane and to all those who take pride in building their own legacy.
Whiskey Advocate 90 points - Brown-Forman deployed a triple-cask finishing process on mature sourced whiskeys, involving virgin oak, refill, and sherry casks. A lovely fruity complexity ensues, with blackberry, apple-toffee notes, malt, vanilla, and sherry influences. Butterscotch with nutty undertones, herbal notes verging toward spicy, and hints of dried apple, red berries, and a touch of leather roll into the finish. You want complexity, intrigue, and flavor for thirty bucks? Look no further.
Reviewed by: Jonny McCormick (Fall 2017) (Oct 2017)
Ultimate Beverage Challenge 92 points - The wood program on this whisky fortifies the body and brings in more toasted elements that introduce more complexity to the spirit. Clove, vanilla, butterscotch, and caramelized pear are present on the palate, making this an Irish whiskey that works well for stirred drinks.
-2019 Ultimate Spirits Challenge (Excellent, Highly Recommended) (Great Value) (Apr 2019)
Wine Enthusiast 92 points - An easy, elegant sipper, look for a gentle vanilla-caramel-almond profile on the nose and palate as well as a silky feel. Mild baked pear and dried apricot midpalate wind into a cinnamon and clove finish. Sip or mix. (Mar 2017)