The Irish Whiskey Bonding Co. is new, yet we can trace our origins back two hundred years to a time of Irish whiskey excellence. In the 19th and early 20th centuries, the Irish whiskey industry was very different to what it is today. Distilleries made unbranded spirit, selling the ‘new make’ whiskey to publicans, grocers, and other retailers.
These ‘Bonders’ – so called because they held their whiskey ‘in bond’ without paying duty – then aged, blended, and bottled it to sell to their customers. There were Bonders in every town and city in Ireland, each with their own storage and blending methods, a practice that gave rise to regional variations of whiskey style and taste.
GRAFTER SMALL BATCH BLEND
A super premium blend of 5 Irish whiskies including Shortcross single malt Irish whiskey, triple & double distilled malt, alongside pot still and grain. Aged in ex-bourbon, sherry casks & virgin American oak. Non chill filtered, natural color.
TASTING NOTES – (IWSC 2022 95 Points)
Lovely fruit and citrus on the nose, full and fruity on the palate. A very drinkable blend with a delightful rich cereal sweetness reminiscent of oat and wheat. Well-integrated oak with gentle spice. An elegant blend, floral and feminine.
Spirit Type: Irish Whiskey Whiskey/Whisky