Mezcal & Tequila Influenced Blended Irish Whiskey
The Battalion is named in honour of the Battalion San Patricos, (Saint Patrick’s Battalion) a group of Irish men who fought for Mexico in the Mexican/American War of 1846-1848. The Battalion was comprised mainly of Irish Immigrants, many from the West Coast of Ireland, who had defected from the American side to fight for Mexico.
The Battalion, a blended Irish Whiskey with mezcal and tequila cask influence. A meticulous blend of 60% 9 Year old Grain and 40% 13 Year old Malt Blend bottled at 41% in 500mls with an SRP of £60. J.J. Corry Battalion is the world’s first Irish whiskey made using tequila and mezcal casks to influence its flavour. Batch 1 will consist of an edition of 700 bottles.
As modern whiskey bonders we do exactly as J.J. Corry would have done, use the casks at his disposal to impart unique flavours in his blends. J.J. had access to rum, Bordeaux & sherry casks, we are lucky enough to be able to look as far afield as Mexico and beyond for flavours that work with Irish Whiskey. At JJ Corry, we take inspiration from the work of artisanal spirit producers around the world. The best Mezcal & Tequilas are, at their heart, produced in rural locations by families, with whom we share a significant affinity with given our approach to whiskey making on our family farm on the West coast of Ireland.