- Friday July 29th saw Two Stacks Whiskey officially open their new 6,000 Sq Ft Bonded warehouse in Newry, Co Down
- The event was marked with a celebration of local creatives, including the commissioning of a new mural inside the warehouse with Studio Twenty Three Newry, catering from Finnegan & Sons and musician Daragh McSloy providing the entertainment
- The open day also saw the launch of a number of the new whiskeys including Two Stacks’ new Single Malt products
Aiming to revive a tradition of independent bonding, blending, and bottling once commonplace across Ireland, the team at Two Stacks celebrated the opening of their new 6,000 Sq Ft facilities in Newry City, the first of its kind in the city for well over a century.
The new facility champions sustainability including solar panels running the electric fleet of machinery on site, and the only 100ml canning line of it’s kind in Europe, producing a range of premium Two Stacks whiskey in light weight 100ml cans. The site also has car charging facilities that allow staff to charge their fully electrical vehicles for free and was recently awarded ‘Sustain-A-Mark’ from global experts Bureau Veritas for its innovative build quality of storage & distribution facilities within the whiskey industry.
“The Vision was a combination of ideas from a group of close friends that wish to put their own mark in the new chapter of Irish Whiskey” says co-founder, Shane McCarthy, continuing
“We have a lot of thanks to give to our incredible designer Johnny Lloyd, and local engineering talents at Walcon in Banbridge, and 4Corners signage that helped us immensely in pulling this all together in such a quick time period. We would also like to thank Cardy Timber and Craig in creating a beautiful tasting table made from local felled Irish Oak and now proudly sitting in the new blending room ‘The Loft’ for visitors to sit and experience their Two Stacks whiskies. ”
The open day celebration was a great opportunity to showcase some incredible local talent in the Newry area. This included the unveiling of a mural depicting the origins of the Two Stacks logo by local artist Frankie Bannon from Studio Twenty Three. The 80+ guests were treated to delicious local food from Finnegan & Sons and entertained by a brilliant set by musician Daragh McSloy.
This is the beginning of another big chapter for Two Stacks Whiskey, who now see their products being exported to 25+ countries, including into 30+ states in the USA.
“We look forward to welcoming many global guests and whiskey fans to the new site and continuing to push the boundaries within Irish Whiskey.” said McCarthy.
Two Stacks Whiskey Bond Open Day – In Pictures
Two Stacks – Single Malt – Double Barrel is a premium single malt whiskey ABV (43%) comprising of 40% double distilled malt (bourbon cask), 50% triple distilled malt (oloroso sherry cask), 10% peated malt (bourbon cask)
The new Single Malt is non-chill-filtered with no added colouring before being hand-bottled at Two Stacks new facility and will see it launch firstly in Sweden from September 1st KR 399 (€40), with local and broader distribution soon afterwards.
Nose: Sweet salted caramel before finding the distinctive note of sherry sweetness lurking in the back.
Palate: An incredibly delicate smoke blanket that hugs the palate while it dissects the three distillates of double malt, tipple malt and peated malt
Finish: Beautiful long finish given by the peated malt that lengthens the overall experience luring you back for another sip.
Two Stacks – Dram In A Can – An environmentally friendly take on the classic whiskey miniatures. We have taken a bold step in trying to offer premium Irish whiskey in more accessible packaging formats, leading us to be the first in packaging Two Stacks 43% single malt in 100ml can. This is the exact same whiskey in the 700ml bottles of 40% Double Malt, 50% triple distilled malt, 10% peated malt with an R.R.P ~€7 per can.
Two Stacks Single Malt will be available in can format, alongside 700ml bottling.
A premium blend comprising 40% double distilled malt (bourbon cask), 50% triple distilled malt (oloroso sherry cask), 10% peated malt (bourbon cask) – ABV (43%). Non-chill filtered and without added colouring.
This Single Malt edition adds to the portfolio following the strong success of the original Two Stacks First Cut Dram in a Can.
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