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RAILWAY FIELD BATCH 1

CASKS 2 – 7 (Railway field, numbers SMOB13 – SMOB16, SMOB26 and SMOB27)

Distilled from our own homegrown barley, grown on our land, matured in a traditional farm shed, right beside our farmhouse.

This is our whiskey. This is Tipperary.

01 Barley

Barley is the core ingredient of our single malt whiskey. With the addition of only water and a little yeast, this unique crop gives us the core flavours of the new make spirit that matures on-site into whiskey.

field

Railway Line

elevation

78.0m / 255.9ft

coordinates

52.35394,-7.84978

crop

Spring Barley - Olympus

Sowing Rate

190kg per Hectare

4.6%

Moisture (Oven) Malt

87.6%

Fermentability (0.7mm) % as is

408

PSY (0.7mm) LA/tonne as is

0.54

Soluble Nitrogen IOB % dm

116

Diastatic Power IOB as is

Soil Analysis


sowing

15th April 2016

0 Days

harvesting

28th August 2016


yield

8.45 tonne / hectare

harvest moisture

18.5%

drying moisture

13%

sent for malting

Arrived in Inverness 24 May 2017
Malted 5 June 2017

02 Weather

Temperature, sunlight, and water levels determine the ability of our barley to turn CO2 from the air into carbohydrates for conversion into alcohol.

Temperature

Rainfall

Daylight

03 Distilling

Stuart Nickerson has worked for over 40 years in the whiskey industry, making exceptional single malts for some of the world’s most famous whiskey brands. He used all of this experience to transform our malted barley to exceptional new make spirit at a friendly Irish distillery.

Arrived at Distillery

16th Jun 2017

Fermentation started

19th Jun

Distillation Started

22th Jun

Distillation Finished

23th Jun

Filled

28th Jun

Disgorged Date

24th Jan 2021

3,250kg

Malted Barley

DistilaMax

Yeast

76 hours

Fermentation

11%abv

Alcohol

1.12

Original gravity

04 Maturing and Bottling

Maturing in wooden casks develops and enhances the flavours of our new make spirit, and adds elements of both the wood and the previous spirit held in the cask.

The 2017 distilled casks SMOB13 – SMOB16, SMOB26 and SMOB27 were reduced with water from our borehole on Ballindoney farm, and bottled at 50% abv, with 2,000 bottles produced

First Fill Rioja

Cask Type

1494

Cask Fill (litres)

Bodegas Faustino

Source

The cask was sourced from Bodegas Faustino in Spain and was previously used to age Rioja wine. The winery owns about 650 hectares of vineyards in the some of the best areas in La Rioja. Over the last few years, the winery has incorporated new, environmentally-friendly grape growing practices to make the vineyards increasingly sustainable.

Bodegas Faustino is one the leading exporters of "Gran Reservas" and has been making Rioja wines for centuries. This has given the spirit held in this single cask, a rich red colour and delicate wine notes on the palate.

Filling Date

28th Jun 2017

Maturation

Cork

28th Jun 2017

+ 0 Days

Maturation

Ballindoney farm, Tipperary

28th Aug 2018

+ 0 Days

Disgorging Date

24th Jan 2021


Stuart Nickerson, Jennifer Nickerson and Liam Ahearn

This was the first longer batch of our homegrown barley whiskey to be bottled onsite at Tipperary Distillery, bottled by hand on our semi-automatic 4-head filler, sealed and labelled by hand by our team: Jennifer Nickerson and Liam Ahearn.

Wooden Presentation box

The All Card Presentation tube was custom made in the UK by Visican, is free of plastic and is 100% recyclable – manufactured from pure whiteboard from sustainable sources.

Single Cask Label by AK Graphics

The label and tube were designed by AK Graphics in Carlow, taking inspiration from our Railway Field (particularly evident in the lines of the design) and Tipperary colours of blue and gold.