Ireland and Spain: A Spiritual Alliance
In 1951, Mark Andrews, creator of Knappogue Castle single-malt Irish whiskey, decided to age some of his best spirits in Spanish sherry barrels instead of traditional American oak. Thirty-six years later, Knappogue Castle 1951 was bottled as an extremely limited offering. Today only a few bottles remain, and they are available only by special order for $1,800 each. However, to celebrate the 60th anniversary of his father’s bottling, Mark Andrews III has produced Knappogue Castle 16 Year Old Sherry Cask Finished Irish Single Malt ($100), more simply known as Twin Wood.