IRELAND’S FIRST EVER ORGANIC WHISKY
The Arcadian Series represents our otherworldly garden of delights. We sought out maverick farmers, inspirational growers, iconoclasts whose ethos & way of life respects the land & the old ways in the pursuit of pure flavours over yield imperatives. Gaia, the neopagan goddess of yore, a personification of Mother Earth herself, is a fitting custodian to bring forth Ireland’s first whisky distilled from certified organic Irish barley.
John Mallick, Paddy Tobin, Alan Jackson, Pat and Denis Booth, Jason Stanley and Trevor Harris rose to the challenge laid down by us to produce the first Irish-grown organic malting barley.
Cask composition: 42% first fill US oak, 17% virgin US oak, 23% premium French oak and 18% Vin Doux Naturel.
Each bottle of Organic GAIA Edition 1.1 has a TÉIREOIR code, which offers an unparalleled level of bottling information on the barley, maps, imagery and even audio from the farm.
This is a totally natural whisky, with no colouring, chill-filtration or additives whatsoever.
These are extremely uncommon barley harvests, not just in Ireland - but worldwide.
Nose: Orange zest, malty figs, seaweed, hay in the field after light rain, salted caramel, peppermint, rosewater, fresh dug soil.
Taste: Heat and zesty pepper on the tongue, cloves, figs, oiliness that dries in the mouth, cherries, butterscotch, pears, malty, layers of spice.
Finish: Long zesty oiliness that dry’s but leaves you chewing with sweetness that comes right at the end.