The Flintlock is our award winning series of Single Malt expressions. Bottled in small batches, we wait until the perfect casks are just right before meticulously blending a single malt that showcases what we truly believe to the best flavours that Irish Whiskey can offer.
The Flintlock is a statement of our Independence. The 16 year old Batch No. 1 received the accolade of Best Irish Single Malt over 13 years at the Irish Whiskey Awards 2018. It was our first small scale true Bonder’s Blend.
Batch No. 2 was released in 2020 and was a blend of three hand selected casks aged 14 to 18 years.
Nose: Gathering clouds of classic Irish Whiskey stone-fruit aromas - golden plums and ripe pears - carry with them wild flowers reminiscent of the fertile Burren in County Clare. There is an intense sweetness too, with tupelo honey and a dusting of coconut.
Palate: The central orchard flavours start with pale green apples before shifting to ripe apricot and a hint of dark plum. There is sweetness with complexity: vanilla sugar, crystalized ginger, and high-cocoa dark chocolate studded with honeycomb. There are also earthy notes - umami mushroom, toasted sesame oil and beetroot, along with sphagnum moss and fertile dairy pasture.
Finish: There is a fresh spice and pepperiness - like nasturtium and other edible flowers. Wildflower honey returns along with more earthy notes … like a day in a peat bog cutting turf.