Our Purpose Built Whiskey Rackhouse on The Wild Atlantic Way is the Only One of Its Kind in Ireland
Our Bonded Rackhouse is the only one of its kind in Ireland. It is styled after a traditional Dunnage house but also takes inspiration from Kentucky and France. It has a southerly facing aspect and windows ensuring that the temperature allows for continuous maturation. The floor is nothing but earth with a gravel screed. This promotes humidity in the Rackhouse. It is small in scale ensuring that the sleeping whiskey benefits from the wild fluctuations in barometric pressure and temperature we have in this little micro climate. We hand rack all of our casks on the Bilge, which means on their sides. This is a practice that has totally died out in Ireland, multinationals choose to vertically pallet their whiskey as its makes better economic sense. We believe that our whiskey will benefit from the extra contact with BOTH heads of the barrel allowing for deeper flavour extraction from the wood. Only time will tell. We have to wait a few years to see if we are right, but we think it will be worth the wait.
We choose to rack on the Bilge because we think the Whiskey benefits from additional contact with both heads of the barrel.