The Wild Geese Irish Soldiers & Heroes Collection is produced using an Extended Double
Distillation, so making for a much smoother product with much more character, as can be seen from the very high accolades our whiskey receives.
The key to our super premium whiskey lies in the blending: mixing the liquor stock of malted and non-malted grains to achieve the right balance between the malt (robust and fiery) and the grain (lighter and smoother).
Of course, The Wild Geese Irish Soldiers & Heroes Collection also includes a superb Single Malt..
The whiskey we use is matured in single use white oak barrels that have previously been used to make bourbon - but only once. These are some of the most expensive barrels that can be used to mature whiskey.
Barrels impart flavour to whiskey during the maturation process and the more times a barrel has previously been used the less flavour, complexity and character will come through in the whiskey.
Ageing is a marketing mistake gone seriously wrong. It was a mistake when the first whisky was introduced with an age statement by Glenfiddich (in 1963), despite whisky having been made and sold for four hundred years prior to that year.
The quality of whiskey is not determined by its age but by the quality of all the ingredients and processes used. For this reason, super premium whiskies now no longer carry an age statement.