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New Irish whiskey to land at Lexington distillery in February

The Pearse range of Irish whiskeys made at Pearse Lyons Distillery in Dublin, Ireland, includes Pearse The Original, Pearse Distiller’s Choice, Pearse Cooper’s Select and Pearse Founder’s Choice.
The Pearse range of Irish whiskeys made at Pearse Lyons Distillery in Dublin, Ireland, includes Pearse The Original, Pearse Distiller’s Choice, Pearse Cooper’s Select and Pearse Founder’s Choice. DN Design

Pearse Lyons Irish Whiskey is coming to the United States. The whiskey, made at the Pearse Lyons Distillery at St. James in Dublin, will be imported by Alltech’s U.S. operations. It will be available for sampling and sale at the Town Branch Distillery in February and in major markets after that.

The Original and Distiller’s Choice varieties contain whiskey distilled at Pearse Lyons Distillery. Included in the lineup are Founder’s Choice, a 12-year-old single malt Irish whiskey, and Cooper’s Select, a malt Irish whiskey finished in first-fill sherry barrels. All varieties register at 84 proof, or 42 percent alcohol by volume.

“Having worked on this project for a long time, I am excited to have these whiskeys available at home,” said Mark Coffman, master distiller at Alltech Lexington Brewing & Distilling Co. He worked on the original blending of the brands with Alltech’s Irish brewers and distillers.

“Our goal was to make sure that each has a unique personality but delivers notes that accentuate the single malt recipe coming from Pearse Lyons Distillery,” Coffman said.

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