Dead Rabbit is a winner of multiple awards and has been crowned “Best Bar in the World” by both World’s 50 Best Bars and the Tales of the Cocktail Spirited Awards. As a place where it is served over 60 Irish whiskeys, no wonder why the owners Sean Muldoon and Jack McGarry decided to launch their own Irish whiskey. Simply dubbed The Dead Rabbit Irish Whiskey, this super-premium expression brings something totally new to the Irish Whiskey category.
Drawing its inspiration from the notorious Irish street gang in New York City in the mid-1800s, The Dead Rabbit Irish Whiskey is a 44% abv blend of aged Irish single malt and grain whiskeys.
The whiskey is first aged in seasoned Kentucky bourbon casks for five years before being finished in half-sized, specially crafted, virgin American oak barrels. The resulting flavour profile is unlike any other Irish Whiskey, with a long, smooth finish with rich vanilla notes, but still retaining an unmistakably Irish character.
This Irish whiskey is recommended served on the rocks, as the base for mixed drinks or in an Irish Coffee.
The bottle’s design features an upside-down dead rabbit, a nod to the infamous New York City-based Irish street gang, and the gang’s leader, John Morrissey.
The Dead Rabbit Irish Whiskey is available at an RRP of US$39.99 for 750ml in New York and New Jersey, while it will roll out to key markets worldwide from April.