Ireland Makes World’s First Solera Whiskey


Posted 3 weeks ago in Food & Drink Features

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Roe & Co is making waves with the world’s first Solera-style whiskey. Solera is an ageing method that is typically associated with sherry. It’s sort of complicated, but if you imagine you’re making whiskey, but instead of just ageing it in one barrel and calling it a day, you decide to use a bunch of barrels stacked on top of each other like a boozy game of Jenga.

Every year, you take some whiskey from the bottom barrel (the oldest stuff) and replace it with new whiskey. Then, you move up the chain, refilling each barrel with the whiskey from the one below.

 

 

How Head Distiller Lora Hemy managed to talk Diageo into following her vision is beyond me, but this manically intense process has made some solid juice.

This release is only available from the distillery for €85, but it’s definitely worth a punt.

roeandcowhiskey.com

Words: Shamim De Brún

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