J.J. Corry + Cliffs of Moher + Stories & Sips: Our Next Club Whiskey

July 15, 2022

Register your interest in one or more of our whiskeys aged atop The Cliffs of Moher.

We are now ready to offer up the three single casks of whiskeys to you, our Club members, via an online ballot. You will find the details of how the ballot works by watching the video below and by scrolling to the bottom of the page where you'll find a link to register your interest in our whiskeys. 



Listen to Louise McGuane share the original story of this mad idea


An Iconic Place & Project

Earlier this year, J.J. Corry founder Louise McGuane selected a range of Single Malt, Single Grain and Single Pot Still whiskeys from their flavor library and matched each whiskey to Sherry casks carefully crafted by their partner cooper in Montilla, Spain. Each of these casks contained Sherry wines hand-selected by Louise from bodegas across Spain.

In June, the J.J. Corry team drove these casks (9 x 50 liter casks) up the hilly path to one of Ireland's most iconic spots, the Cliffs of Moher, for a very special project. 

The Cliffs of Moher are a testament to the power of nature. J.J. Corry whiskeys are a product of the slower-acting, more subtle forces of nature. Over the summer, these casks will reside in a new home - the iconic O'Brien's Tower, 700ft above the Atlantic Ocean where these small casks will be heavily influenced by temperature, humidity, and barometric pressure as they enjoy their summer residence. 

It is the first time that whiskey casks have made this tower their home and what effects the height, the pressure, the ocean will have on them is now known and the results ready for us to drink!




The Whiskeys

The three casks chosen by our Club members for us to bottle are:

  • 6 yr old Single Malt finished in an ex-Pedro Ximénez Sherry cask
  • 6 yr old Single Pot Still finished in an ex-Oloroso Sherry cask
  • 6 yr old Single Malt finished in ex-Palo Cortado Sherry casks made by Tonelería del Sur in Montilla, Spain.

The whiskeys have spent an average of 5 years each in first-fill bourbon barrels before this finishing project. Each cask is a quarter the size of a traditional bourbon barrel (50 liters vs 200 liters) and this extra surface to whiskey contact has intensified the flavor contribution in a shorter time. 



The Next Steps

To get hold of a bottle, be sure to fill out the details on the form below and we'll be in touch over the next week to let you know if you're successful. Good luck!



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