Introducing Slane Special Edition Whiskey

A new limited-edition whiskey celebrating 40 years of Slane’s trailblazing music history

Slane Special Edition

Five years after the release of their first triple casked blend, today Slane Irish Whiskey is proud to announce the launch of Slane Special Edition – a must-have spirit for whiskey and music fans alike, celebrating 40 years of Slane’s trailblazing music history.

Slane Special Edition is the long-awaited third release from Slane Distillery. The limited-edition blend was created as a tribute to Lord Henry Conyngham and his vision to bring Ireland together in 1981 by throwing the country’s biggest rock concert welcoming 80,000 music lovers to his front lawn at Slane Castle. Over 40 years later, Lord Henry’s vision lives on having played host to some of the biggest music acts on the planet and attracting visitors from all over the world.

Slane Special Edition amps up the flavour that comes from Slane Irish Whiskey’s signature triple casked method by using extra virgin oak casks blended with seasoned barrels and Spanish sherry casks. The liquid has been bottled at 45% ABV, versus the Slane core blend at 40% ABV. The 45% ABV is another nod to Slane’s music legacy with a neat riff on the 45 rpm record single – a format that changed music forever. Slane Special Edition has a nose of bold toasted oak and vanilla spice notes found in Slane Irish Whiskey’s core blend to deliver a rich, complex whiskey with a warm, lingering finish. Slane Special Edition is a whiskey that can stand on its own, on the rocks, or sing through a cocktail.

Presented in its distinctive black glass bottle with embossed crest, with new label artwork inspired by 1981 and images by Irish photographers Andy Spearman and Fran Caffrey, Slane Special Edition is boxed in a gift carton with recommended drinks recipes, details of Slane’s music story and exclusive access to a 40th anniversary Spotify playlist, curated by Slane Irish Whiskey co-founder and son of Lord Henry, Alex Conyngham. A powerful and eclectic soundtrack, it includes music from some of the biggest names to have played at Slane Castle over the years.

Slane Special Edition is available to buy nationwide in Amazon, Master of Malt, The Whisky Exchange, The Whisky Shop, Hard to Find Whisky and the The Whisky world and at Slane Distillery from March 1st with a recommended retail price of £36 for a 700ml bottle.

Slane Castle and Slane Irish Distillery

Set at the heart of a 1,500-acre estate in the Boyne Valley, 30 miles north of Dublin, Slane Castle is the home of Lord Henry Conyngham, the eighth Marquess Conyngham, and his son, Alex Conyngham, the Earl of Mount Charles and co-founder of Slane Irish Whiskey. The grounds of Slane Castle are also home to Slane Distillery, the first distillery built by Brown-Forman outside of the US bringing together the barrel-raising art of Brown-Forman from Kentucky and the historic lands of the Conyngham family.

Slane Irish Whiskey marries traditional Irish craftsmanship with innovations like its signature Triple Casked maturation process. Using a blend of virgin, seasoned and sherry casks, the resulting spirit is bold, yet smooth and more robust and complex than a traditional blended Irish whiskey. Its striking black bottle calls out its distinctive flavor and unconventional approach that embodies the pride of Slane. It was created by Brown-Forman working with the Conyngham family, which has three centuries of ties to the village of Slane. For more than 150 years, Brown-Forman has enriched the experience of life by responsibly building fine quality beverage alcohol brands including Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey, Woodford Reserve, Old Forester and Tequila Herradura.

Slane Special Edition is available at* from £36 (RRP) on 1st March 2022, and Master of Malt, Whisky Exchange, The Whiskey Shop, Hard to Find Whisky and The Whisky World

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