The Dick Mack’s Collection
In the pack:
1 x Dick Mack’s 7 Year Old Single Malt 50ml Sample
1 x The Irishman Peated Red Ale Cask Finish 50ml Sample
1 x The Irishman Coffee Stout Cask Finish 50ml
1 x Writers Tears Seaweed IPA Cask Finish 50ml
1 x Dick Mack’s Branded Glencairn Whiskey Glass
The Irishman Coffee Stout Cask Finish
From the rugged Kerry coastline to the barley basket of Ireland, this single cask has traversed the breadth of Ireland to be with you. An intrepid bunch from Dick Mack’s Brewhouse, Dingle made the slow and steady journey to Carlow, where their precious cargo was hand delivered to Walsh Whiskey for the beginning of a beautiful pairing. Filled with ‘The Irishman Single Malt and left to sleep peacefully for 9 months, the result of this exclusive collaboration is truly delicious.
Notes of luscious peach, dried apricot and toasted almonds compliment the chocolate and caramel maltiness coming through from the coffee stout. A deliciously silky smooth body with rich creaminess makes this a sumptuous dram.
Dick Mack’s 7 Year Old Single Malt
This Irish whiskey, brought to you by a group of friends in Dick Mack’s pub and Dingle distillery is the culmination of a journey celebrating friendship, patience, perseverance and an attention to detail.
Spending its first four years and six months in a bourbon cask, this whiskey was then transferred into a marsala cask to be further aged for three years, producing Dingle whiskey with a twist. The marsala barrel originated from Cantine Florio, one of the oldest wineries in southern Italy thus becoming the very first Dingle whiskey to be finished in such a cask.
On careful examination of our new label, one can see the careful thought and detail which celebrate and encapsulate just what is unique about Dick Mack’s pub.
Of course, we are grateful to many people who assisted us in bringing this whiskey to you and wish to thank the following;
The late Mary Ferriter and Oliver Hughes who allowed us the freedom to pursue our dreams and obtain a cask of whiskey distilled in our home town of Dingle.
Bernard Walsh to whom we turned for guidance and advice from time to time and who was generous enough to compose our tasting notes for us.
The team at AK Graphics who have done such a terrific job with designing our new livery which will adorn all of our bottlings going forward into the future.
We hope that you enjoy and spread the word.
As you like it!
The Dick Mack’s team
Full Tasting Notes, by Bernard Walsh Esq.
This whiskey has taken almost 8 years to get to you so I recommend you leave it sit and rest for a few mins in a glass before you approach, it deserves this final request.
For me this whiskey has been crafted by a distiller who is unrestrained by past glories, a cut as wide as the Dingle Peninsula, bringing new notes that only come with unrestrained youth & carefree ness that is not shackled by the past.
This whiskey has a beautiful natural colour reflective of a mountain stream panned for gold over the Conor Pass.
On the nose a gentle candied sweetness and distinctive maltiness.
Palate: The sweetness seems to rim the top of the glass with first sips breaking thru delivering waves of spicy notes of clove & ginger, followed by hints of juniper & balanced by a richness of the marsala cask giving it a wonderful rich & spicy mouthfeel .
The Finish is pleasingly long like the peninsula leaving behind distinctive herbal & earthy notes.
The Irishman Peated Red Ale Cask Finish
The Irish Whiskey Society Dingle Chapter are delighted to announce the latest collaboration between Walsh Whiskey and Dick Mack’s pub. This new Irishman whiskey has had a very interesting journey through the wood. A single Walsh marsala cask was filled with Dick Mack’s peated red ale in March 2020 and left to rest until September 2020. Thereupon it commenced its return to Walsh whiskey whereupon it was filled with a Walsh Founders Reserve the following day.
“Rest a while, minutes maybe, then swish and see it sashay down the glass.
A bold first step, malt in abundance, and as if from left stage, a seamless transition to apricot, peach perhaps.
Only to be swept off your feet with a final tango.
Writers Tears Seaweed IPA Cask Finish
The second in a series of collaborative experiments between Walsh Whiskey and Dick Mack’s Brewhouse in Dingle. A truly exceptional creation, bringing together the taste of the wild Atlantic Ocean and the flavours of old Irish whiskey recipes, this is an unforgettable journey across the rugged Irish terrain from past to present.
Outstanding fresh seaweed harvested on Ballybunion beach, Kerry gives a full bodied flavour to Dick Mack’s Tóg Bog É seasonal IPA. The perfect cask in which to finish our award winning Writers Tears Copper Pot for an additional 14 months.
Flavours of autumnal bramble apple, wrapped in a fragrant butterscotch, open up to salted fruit syrup and liquorice on the palate. A creamy mouthfeel ascends, as though on the crest of a wave, lapping up gently with a dry earthiness.
In the words of Dick Mack’s: Tóg Bog É – Take It Easy.