The 2016 Marrowbone Lane Commemorative Edition bottling from the Irish Whiskey Society sought to hark back to earlier days, when Dublin’s Single Pot Still whiskeys ruled the world. Specifically to 1916, a year of special significance in the history of Ireland for the Easter Rising which, though a military failure, nonetheless set in process the motions that would see Ireland gain independence five years later.
The whiskey chosen for this special commemorative bottle, carefully selected from three options put forward by Midleton’s Master Blender, Billy Leighton, is a single pot still which spent its first seven years in refill bourbon and then its final 4 years in a refill sherry cask. This is one of only 300 bottles.
It has an extremely robust spicy pot still palate with deep hints of sherry finishing with heavy oily notes. A real throwback to the weightier pot still whiskeys of yesteryear. It is bottled at cask strength 54.7% giving it an even heftier kick.