Peter has long considered which whiskey he will launch next. Actually it should be a high quality single malt range, like the Retronaut (WBID # 107386) was. Now he has found that there are more and more whiskeys in the higher price segment, but there are almost no special whiskeys on the market in the cheaper price segment. This is how the idea for Velvet Cap came about. Until the 1960s, Velvet Cap was the whiskey of local dealers, bottled in Dungarven. The Blackwater Distillery then found out how the whiskey was matured in the local museum. And then the idea for Velvet Cap was born.
Velvet Cap, is a blended whiskey. After the whiskey was blended, it matured again in bourbon, rye / stout and port wine barrels. The Rye / Stout barrels are special. This is where master distiller John Wilcox started filling Stout in a rolling system in Ryefässer last year, then Rye again, then Stout again. This is how very special barrels were created.
The whiskeys used for this blended whiskey are NOT from their own distillery yet, but it has become a really special whiskey.
The influence of these 3 barrel types has created a very special whiskey. The whiskey is pleasant to drink and has nice complex notes.
The first batch is limited to 6000 bottles.
Capacity: 0.7 liters
Country of origin: Ireland
Manufacturer: Blackwater Distillery, Church Road, Ballinlevane East, Ballyduff, Co. Waterford, P51 C5C6, Ireland
Aroma: dark fruit notes, honey, almond cake, cocoa
Flavor: vanilla, dark fruit notes, caramel, spice
Aftertaste: long-lasting with sweetness and fruity notes