Beam Suntory’s Kilbeggan is launching its first limited-edition Irish single malt whiskey – Kilbeggan 11 Year Old – in global travel retail on 10 May.

The expression will be available exclusively at Aer Rianta International’s (ARI) The Loop at Dublin Airport, through the Irish Whiskey Collection.

“Steeped in tradition” – Kilbeggan 11 Year Old launches at The Loop

Using traditional methods, the 11 Year Old is distilled in copper pot stills, and matured in American bourbon casks before being finished in Moscatel wine casks.

The Kilbeggan expression (40% ABV) has a recommended retail price of US$65.

Established in 1757 and named after the town where it is located, the Kilbeggan distillery is the oldest continuously licensed distillery in Ireland.

Kilbeggan is committed to crafting original Irish whiskey, uses traditional methods, such as double distillation.

Its core range includes Kilbeggan Traditional, Black and Single Grain, in addition to limited-edition heritage releases.

Beam Suntory Brand Manager Global Travel Retail Jorge Verdeguer said: “We are excited to announce the launch of Kilbeggan’s first-ever single malt, with the limited-edition 11 Year Old becoming available exclusively to Dublin Airport.

“Distilled in one of the world’s oldest copper pot stills, the liquid has been matured to perfection over 11 years. This brand-new addition remains steeped in tradition and has a rich flavour, creating a unique and original spirit which we can’t wait for consumers to try.”

ARI Liquor & Tobacco Buyer Tracey Jordan commented: “We are thrilled to add the limited-edition Kilbeggan Single Malt to our burgeoning Irish Whiskey Collection in both Dublin and Cork Airport.

“We’re committed to offering our customers exclusive experiences and offers, and this 11 Year Old Irish Whiskey is unique and special.”

Tasting notes:

Colour: Amber

Nose: Woody notes are followed by honeysuckle and citrus and an earthy finish

Taste: Earthy flavours and woody notes with hints of peach

Finish: Lively with a slight fizziness and a lingering warm finish with intense spice notes.

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