Replay: Quarterly Tasting Event with Grace O’Malley and Proclamation Whiskey

August 10, 2022

Catch a replay of our fantastically entertaining and educational tasting event with Brand Manager Heather Clancy, Brand Ambassador Serena Huggard and Master Blender Paul Caris from Grace O'Malley Whiskey and Proclamation Whiskey below. 

The team led us on a fascinating journey from the origin of the company, the details of the iconic Irish moments and people in history that their brands represent and hero, and a tasting of three of their whiskeys which they were kind enough to send to our members. 

This was our first ever tasting consisting entirely of blended whiskeys and the response from our audience was incredibly positive. Paul is a mad scientist who is not only a qualified and experienced winemaker and winemaking scientist, he owns an Irish cooperage that makes the barrels and he is the Master Blender behind behind every release bearing the Grace O'Malley and Proclamation Whiskey names.

The team was incredibly transparent about every aspect of their whiskey making process, from where they source their whiskeys from, to the percentages of different styles and types of grain and malt whiskeys used in their blends (the percentages will surprise you!) to the wood types and styles used in the maturation. 

Ever heard of neutral wood barrels? You will after you watch this tasting replay and see how the team uses them to round out their whiskeys!

This event was a great chance for us to not only meet the people behind the brand but also learn the details of the whiskey making process that came as quite a surprise to many of us. 

We may have even convinced the team to work with us on a Club Cask. Watch the replay below for all the craic, chat, stories and sips!


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The team was also kind enough to give us a special coupon code for all Stories & Sips guests for 20% off your total order of Proclamation & Grace O’Malley whiskeys. 



You also get free shipping if you purchase 2 or more bottles. 

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Grace O'Malley Irish Whiskey

Grace O'Malley whiskey, inspired by one of the most famous pirates of all time, and also known as the Irish Pirate Queen From the west coast of Ireland. In honor of the 16th century Irish pirate queen, former chocolatier Stephen Cope launched the spirits brand Grace O’Malley Spirits in 2017. Like the whiskey itself, Grace O'Malley was an unconventional sea captain who defied social mores.


Proclamation Whiskey

Proclamation whiskey honors both the history and the people behind the birth of the Proclamation, the document which proclaimed the establishment of the Irish Republic in 1916; the pivotal role they both played at the turn of the 20th Century coupled with their enduring importance in the 21st.


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