The lead motif of “Trumpeter” on The Gates label was inspired by the intricate Chorus Gate of Powerscourt Estate and serves to symbolise the announcement of a historic milestone for The Powerscourt Distillery using Malt distilled on site for this release.
The Powerscourt Distillery concludes its Estate Series with “The Gates,” the final instalment of the trilogy. This edition, a Fercullen Single Malt, is an amalgamation of Bourbon and Amarone matured whiskeys, marking some of the first whiskey distilled in Wicklow in over a century. Fercullen Estate Series 3, The Gates will be available from the Distillery website and Visitor Centre from July 3rd and nationwide from trade partners in the coming weeks. The Gates has a 46% ABV. Priced with an RRP €75, The Gates is a limited edition numbered bottle release.
“The Gates” serves as a tribute to the historic Chorus Gate of the Powerscourt Estate. As the final piece of the series, it resonates with the rich history of the Estate. The intricately designed Venetian Gates of the Powerscourt Estate, created by skilled craftsmen of the past, serve as the inspiration for this blend. They stand as a testament to a perfect union of form and function, like the whiskey represents a harmony of tradition and innovation.
This final whiskey continues the journey that started with the first release; an Amarone finished Single Grain called ‘The Mill House’. The series continued with ‘The Italian Gardens’, a limited-release blend that won the World Whiskies Award for the World’s Best Limited Release Blend. “The Gates” completes this unique exploration of the distillery’s heritage and craft.
John Cashman, Head of Brand and New product development for The Powerscourt Distillery, “The Gates is a fitting finale to our Estate series with the introduction of our own Powerscourt distilled Single Malt whiskey. We have continued our Amarone influence with a marriage of fully matured Amarone cask whiskey with ex-Bourbon matured whiskey. Following our Fercullen Single Malt release in April, ‘The Gates’ see us continue to release The Spirit of Wicklow to the world”.
The flavour profile of “The Gates” includes notes of summer fruit meringue, strawberry, cherry, plum, lime, mint, apple, and cut hay. Taste of vanilla, honey, custard drizzled over poached summer fruits with digestive biscuits, and a finish of fruit pudd in g giving way to soft oak spice
Slainte, to progress, innovation, and great whiskey!