J.J. Corry Irish Whiskey Wins World’s Best Small Batch Single Malt at Prestigious World Whiskies Awards

Ireland’s first modern Irish Whiskey Bonder J.J. Corry beat out global competition to win the title of World’s Best Small Batch Single Malt whiskey for J.J. Corry The Flintlock at the “Whiskey Oscars”, prestigious World Whiskies Awards.


The company, founded by Louise McGuane in 2016 in Cooraclare, Co. Clare becomes the first Irish whiskey producer and first female founded business to win the award. Ms. McGuane accepted the award at an awards ceremony hosted at the Merchant Taylor’s Guild Hall in London.


On collecting the award, Louise McGuane said: “Winning the world’s best small batch single malt is a tremendous accolade and recognition that we play on the global stage with the best whiskey producers in the world. The Flintlock is a perfect encapsulation of what we do as Whiskey Bonders, seeking out superlative Irish whiskies from around the Island and collaborating with our partners from around the world – coopers, distilleries & wineries- to create the most unique whiskies, bottling each adventure for our discerning customers.”


McGuane added: “For the Flintlock, we chose a selection of single malt casks from our expansive flavour library, ranging in age from 15 to 19 years old, and vatted them together. We then worked with Casknolia Cooperage in Spain to select Moscatel Sherry seasoned casks in which to marry The Flintlock. The result is a whiskey which is an expression not only of Irish whiskey blending, but also ameliorated by the craft of coopering and the winemaking talent of Jerez.”

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