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Spirit of Kilbeggan on Limited Release

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Cooley Distillery has released a limited bottling of the new Spirit of Kilbeggan distilled by a 19th Century refurbished still now in operation in the Old Kilbeggan Distillery in County Westmeath.

The Old Kilbeggan Distillery is the oldest distillery in the world and to mark its 250th anniversary, a pot still from the 19th Century was refurbished with distilling recommencing on the 19th of March 2007. This is now the oldest pot still in use in the world and revives a traditional age-old style of distillation not seen in Ireland for many years. Earlier this year a second pot still, hand-crafted by Forsyth’s Copper Smiths of Scotland to match the original still, was commissioned. The full distillation process is now on show to the public in the Old Kilbeggan Distillery.

To whet the appetite for the launch of the mature whiskey in mid-2010, Cooley has released a limited bottling of aged Spirit distilled in Kilbeggan. 3,000 small six centilitre bottles of Spirit, each matured for one month, as well as another limited bottling of 1,000 packs of three by six centilitre bottles containing Spirit aged for one month, one year and two years, will enable consumers to sample the maturing spirit.

Jack Teeling, Sales & Marketing Director for Cooley Distillery, commented, “For over 50 years the pot stills in Kilbeggan were cold until distilling recommenced in 2007. Since then there has been keen interest and intrigue in what style of whiskey the ancient pot still will produce. This limited release of the Spirit of Kilbeggan offers consumers a chance to anticipate the outcome.”

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