Boann Distillery celebrated the summer solstice last night (June 21) by launching its newest creation, the ‘Summer Solstice’ release, marking the second single cask bottling from Boann in just six months.
The Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey was unveiled to a select group of whiskey enthusiasts at a Summer Solstice Tasting event in the distillery as part of the Boyne Valley Food series, where attendees became the first to savor the new release.
Last December, Boann celebrated the winter solstice with its first Irish Single Pot Still Whiskey, ‘Solstice’, reviving whiskey distilling for the first time in the distillery’s home town of Drogheda, Co Meath, in 160 years.
The much-anticipated ‘Summer Solstice’ is the second Irish Single Pot Still whiskey from Boann, after undergoing three years of maturation in a 225-litre Rivesaltes Rouge Barriqu single cask from the Languedoc-Roussillon region in Southern France.
Distinguished by its more summer-inspired notes of red raisin, caramelized hazelnuts and burnt pineapple, this release offers a striking contrast to the Winter ‘Solstice’ whiskey’s rich winter flavors of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and sultanas.
On the longest day of the year, guests had the privilege of sampling both the Summer Solstice and Winter Solstice whiskeys, along with Boann’s acclaimed Single Pot Still ‘New Born’ expression and ageing spirit.
To enhance the tasting experience, each whiskey was paired with canapés carefully curated by culinary creatives Glasgow Diaz and sourced from local Boyne Valley farms, growers, and producers, perfectly complementing the unique flavors and characteristics of each expression.
“Following the resounding success of our inaugural Irish Single Pot Still Whiskey unveiled during last year’s Winter Solstice celebration, Boann Distillery is aiming to captivate whiskey lovers again with our craftsmanship, passion and innovation,” said Pat Cooney, Boann founder and entrepreneur.
“Our Summer Solstice whiskey embodies the essence of the season and captures the spirit of the sun’s zenith, offering a symphony of flavors and a testament to our commitment to excellence.
“Summer Solstice will have a limited release of only 401 bottles, so it is sure to captivate connoisseurs and collectors alike.”
A 500ml bottle of ‘Summer Solstice’ Single Pot Still whiskey can be purchased for €150 exclusively on boanndistillery.ie with a limit of two bottles per person.