Knappogue Castle Whiskey Releases 15 Year Old
Very Limited Edition Irish Single Malt
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 29, 2008, New York, NY – Castle Brands Inc. (AMEX: ROX), an emerging international spirits company, today announced the release of the first special edition bottling for Knappogue Castle Whiskey, its founding brand.
Knappogue Castle, a series of vintage-dated Irish single malt whiskeys, is proud to release its first limited edition expression. Knappogue Castle 15 Year Old Irish Single Malt Whiskey was created by marrying one cask each of single malt distilled in 1990, 1991 and 1992. The whiskey was not chill filtered and was bottled at 86 proof. After the angels' share, these three casks produced 600 bottles.
The packaging for the 15 year old whiskey will be distinguished from Knappogue's traditional vintages as well. While the label continues to bear the image of the eponymous castle, the brand name and the border have been printed in gold. Each label was hand numbered and personally signed by Mark Andrews, the brand's founder, and is presented in a branded wood box.
"Years ago, our master blender identified these three casks as extra special and we did not include them in their respective vintage bottlings. They were left to age further and the extra years in bourbon casks have given the whiskey additional depth and nuances of flavor and character. The higher proof and lack of chill filtering lets the whiskey retain all of its natural flavor," said Roseann Sessa, vice president marketing and public relations for Castle Brands. "Knappogue Castle 15 is a connoisseur's whiskey. There can never be another expression like it."
Knappogue Castle 15 Year Old Irish Single Malt Whiskey will be available this holiday season at select retailers. The suggested retail price is $100.
More about Knappogue Castle Whiskey
The Knappogue Castle legacy began with a man named Mark Edwin Andrews nearly half a century ago. His Knappogue Castle 1951, a pure pot still whiskey which was named after the castle in Ireland that he owned, is the oldest and rarest Irish whiskey in the world. His son, Mark Andrews, continued his father's legacy by creating the Knappogue Castle series of Irish single malt whiskeys.
More about Castle Brands Inc
Castle Brands is an emerging developer and international marketer of premium branded spirits within four growing categories of the spirits industry: vodka, rum, whiskey and liqueurs. Castle Brands' portfolio includes Boru® Vodka, Gosling's Rum®, Sea Wynde® Rum, Knappogue Castle Whiskey®, Clontarf® Irish Whiskey, Jefferson's™ and Jefferson's Reserve® Bourbon, Sam Houston® Bourbon, Tierras Tequila, Celtic Crossing® Liqueur, Pallini® Limoncello™, Raspicello™ and Peachcello™ and Brady's® Irish Cream. www.castlebrandsinc.com (ROX-G)
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