McAllister Irish Spirits Launch New Irish Whiskey and Gin Brands
McAllister Irish Spirits has announced the release of their Family Bond series of spirits, Clan Colla Irish Whiskey and Xin Gin. The launch of McAllister Irish Spirits’ first products and the commencement of construction on the new whiskey and gin distillery in the village of Ahascragh, County Galway, marks the beginning of the company’s ambitious journey.
While waiting for the first drop of spirit to be made at the Ahascragh Distillery, McAllister Irish Spirits is launching the Family Bond series of hand selected releases including Clan Colla 19 Year Old Single Malt and 11 Year Old Blend and Xin Gin. These special releases, although not distilled in Ahascragh, are partly matured, finished, and blended by McAllister Irish Spirits and bottled in the village.
Gareth McAllister said “For our first release we wanted to launch a premium Irish whiskey from our aged sourced stock. We hand selected some fantastic casks and finished them with different wood and seasoned casks. The legacy of ‘Clan Colla’ can now continue with this exceptional golden liquid.”
The McAllister name can be traced back to Irish whiskey making in the 1800s. McAllister’s Clan Colla whiskey was known far and wide. However, at the turn of the century, the fall of Irish whiskey took Clan Colla with it. Now, McAllister Irish Spirits are it. The name derives from Irish legends of The Three Collas. Colla Uais, Colla Fo Chrí and Colla Menn were three brothers who conquered and ruled over most of Ireland. From The Three Collas descended the noble families of Ireland and Scotland, the “Clan Colla”. The McAllisters are one such family.
The 19 Year Old Single Malt was distilled in 2001 and represents an extremely limited release. This sourced release from McAllister Irish Spirits spent 19 years in first fill American White Oak Bourbon Casks, before being finished in Spanish Oloroso Butts from Jerez.
The 11 Year Old Blend is a smooth yet complex blend of malt and grain whiskeys. This sourced malt has been double distilled, blended with grain, triple casked in ex Bourbon Barrels, Oloroso Sherry Butts and Peated Casks, and aged for 11 years.
Available to purchase at clancollawhiskey.com. Coming soon to all good stockists in Ireland.
Find out more at mcallisterdistillers.com