The Pogues "Fairytale Of New York" 30th Anniversary Limited Edition (70cl, 40%)
This limited edition release coincides with the 30th anniversary of the band's massive Christmas hit 'Fairytale of New York' released in November 1987 and is often cited by critics and various polls to be the greatest Christmas song of all time. Comes in festive packaging with a booklet containing song lyrics and various facts and stories about the band and now legendary song.
Presumably this was the last of the batch that Shane MacGowan hadn't already consumed...
John O'Connel, the owner of West Cork, created this Blend Whiskey inspired by the music, the official whiskey of legendary The Pogues.
The story of West Cork began in 2003 when three friends John O'Connel, Denis McCarthy and Ger McCarthy developed the vision of their own distillery over a drink. Shortly after, the West Cork Distillers was founded at the southern end of Ireland.
With a careful eye for detail, West Cork is the only Irish distillery to exclusively malt its own barley, source only fresh, local spring water from the Ilen River, and uses pot stills for all of their distillations.
Owners of The Pogues whiskey brand, the UK-based Halewood group, were early investors in the distillery but were eventually bought out of their share in 2019 after the Irish government granted its three founders the funds to do so. The distillery bottles its whiskey under the West Cork banner, alongside a large contract-distilling operation which includes the continued provision of The Pogues brand.