Stories & Sips Whiskey Club 2nd Anniversary Releases
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In late October 2021, the Stories & Sips Whiskey Club officially came to life, giving us a chance to get closer to the people, places and pours of Irish whiskey through tastings, exclusive releases and virtual events. It's been a fantastic two years for us as whiskey consumers getting to try new whiskeys and in turn support many independent and up-and-coming whiskey brands across the island of Ireland.
To celebrate two glorious whiskey-filled years, we're delighted and proud to collaborate with Daithi O'Connell, founder of the eponymous W.D. O'Connell Whiskey Merchants in Waterford to bring two exclusive single cask, single pot still whiskeys to our Club members - one for each year of our existence as a Club!
It's the first time we've released two whiskeys at the same time and to top off the excitement, we're bundling them together for those who want a little bit of extra and including a swag pack with Stories & Sips coasters, stickers, glass topper, three additional whiskey samples from W.D. O'Connell and a custom W.D. O'Connell Glencairn Whiskey Glass. These whiskeys will also allow us to give back to those in need this Christmas.
W.D. O'Connell is a very different kind of whiskey maker. They do not have a distillery and are not trying to build one. Instead, they bottle & blend the best spirits they can find to curate a bottle and cask library that matches their adventurous spirit.
Just like the bygone tradition of bottlers and bonders from the earliest days of Irish whiskey, Daithi and his team seek out the best new-make and mature spirits from Ireland’s distillers. They work with peated whiskey; they bottle single grains; they cherish an all-sherry cask strength release and don't limit their reach to Irish spirits alone.
Since launching in 2018, many of W.D. O'Connell's releases have become instant hits, breaking new ground and offering whiskey consumers the chance to explore new finishes and new blends.
Style: Single Pot Still Irish WhiskeyAge: 5yrsDistillation: Triple distilledMaturation: 3 years in an ex-bourbon barrel and 2 years in an Amontillado Sherry CaskBottled at: 57%Size: 700mlNumber of bottles: 258 (single cask)Cask no: 334171Price: $89/Eur 89Shipping: Subsidized $25 shipping to US/Eur 9.95 shipping to Ireland.How to buy: Link to purchase at bottom of page
Style: Single Pot Still Irish WhiskeyAge: 5yrsDistillation: Triple distilledMaturation: 3 years in an ex-bourbon barrel and 2 years in an ex-Bill Phil Peated Single Malt barrel (ex-bourbon)Bottled at: 59%Size: 700mlNumber of bottles: 258 (single cask)Cask no: 296204Price: $89/Eur 89Shipping: Subsidized $25 shipping to US/Eur 9.95 shipping to Ireland.How to buy: Link to purchase at bottom of page
The Birthday Bundle
Our birthday bundle is exactly that - a bundle of great whiskey items to celebrate two years of the Stories & Sips Whiskey Club. I want as many people as possible to try these two whiskeys alongside each other to see just how different paths can alter the same distillate dramatically. They pair perfectly together and will make for a great tasting event. Included in the bundle:
1 x Single Pot Still 5 yr Amontillado Finish
1 x Single Pot Still 5 yr Peat Cask Finish
1 x W.D. O'Connell Glencairn
3 x W.D. O'Connell Whiskey Samples
4 x Stories & Sips Coasters
8 x Stories & Sips Stickers
1 x Stories & Sips Glass Cover/Topper
Price $169/Eur 169 (plus $40 shipping to US/Eur 9.95 in Europe)
A Charitable Component
We've been very fortunate with the experiences we've had in our Club and the whiskeys we've enjoyed. These anniversary releases will give back to those in greater need. Bottle number 1 of each of our releases will be auctioned on Irish Whiskey Auctions with all funds raised going to support Cork Penny Dinners. Additionally, $5 from each bottle sold will be donated to the same worthy cause. It is our hope to raise $3000 that can be presented before Christmas to Cork Penny Dinners, a charity that, without judgment and with no questions asked, helps feed those experiencing tough times, in need of a friendly face or a chat.
Available: November 20th, 3pm EST. Exclusively to Stories & Sips Whiskey Club members on the link below.
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