Despite winning numerous honours for our whiskeys, this month we soared to new heights, seizing both Gold Awards and the illustrious Master Medal at two of the most important whiskey awards worldwide. In an exciting development, The Craft Irish Whiskey Co. has been recognised by our industry with two important achievements. This month, we obtained […]
This independent body judges food and drink of the finest quality, awarding 1, 2 or 3 stars. To receive two stars places The Devil’s Keep in the ‘outstanding’ category, a rating less than 10% of all entries will achieve. With only around 35% of all entries being deemed worthy of any award, to gain two stars is an exceptional accolade for our inaugural release.
But then this is no ordinary whiskey. Crafted from the finest distillate and matured for 29 years in American, French and Hungarian Oak barrels, The Devil’s Keep is the rarest and oldest triple distilled and triple casked single malt Irish whiskey. The judges described it as “by far the most talked about drink so far, not just because it is interesting in its aroma, but because it is transportive and evocative.” They went on to praise its smokey character, rich vanilla notes and unique taste, remarking that it is “surprisingly spirituous for its triple distillation and long sojourn in cask, but amply rewarding on the palate, with honeyed notes mingling with wood and grain.”
Joining Gold awards for taste from the IWSC Competition and The Spirit Business Awards, as well as Golds for its design from the A’Design Awards and the Luxury Packaging Awards, this is the latest top award but we have no doubt it won’t be the last.