The first Single Grain release in our Family Bond Series was aged in ex-Bourbon casks and finished in Panamanian Rum casks. Accurately described as Christmas in a bottle, Clan Colla 7 is sweet and light but full of flavour.
An award-winning elegant blend of single malt and single grain whiskeys, aged in three different cask types. The flavour equivalent of a full orchestra in whiskey terms.
The first award-winning Single Malt release in our Family Bond Series was distilled in 2001 and matured in American White Oak Bourbon casks and finished in Spanish Oloroso butts.
This fine 20 year old malt was distilled in 2001 matured in Bourbon barrels and finished in Amarone Casks. It is also available as a single cask release at cask strength.
Irish legend tells the story of The Three Collas. Caireall Colla Uais, Muiredach Colla Fo Chrí and Aed Colla Menn, three brothers who conquered and ruled over most of Ireland, with Colla Uais becoming Ard Rí: The High King of Ireland in the 4th century.
History tells us there was a rule or ‘geis’ against the slaying of a sitting Ard Rí. If a person were to violate that geis, none of their descendants would ever accede to the throne. But Colla Uais and his daring warriors slew the sitting Ard Rí and defeated his followers thus becoming Ard Rí of all Ireland for four short but glorious years from 322 AD.
The Three Collas were driven from the throne in 326 AD. Their clans were banished from Ireland to Scotland. When The Three Collas returned to Ireland after a difficult three years, they assembled an army and succeeded in establishing the Kingdom of Airgialla in Ulster.
Descendants of The Three Collas are amongst the noblest families of Ireland and Scotland, more commonly recognised as the ‘Clan Colla’. The McAllisters are one such family, and through the 1800s McAllister’s “Clan Colla Irish Whiskey” was known far and wide for its exceptional quality. However, the well-documented fall of Irish Whiskey took Clan Colla with it. Today, bound by honour and tradition, the clan has brought it back, with the vision to return their whiskey to its rightful place amongst the world’s great whiskeys.
Family is a life-long bond between people, be it by blood or by choice. Therefore, it is no accident our first releases are known as our Family Bond.
While we wait for the first drop of Ahascragh spirit, we want to give you a taste of what’s to come. We begin our whiskey journey with our Family Bond of hand selected releases. These special releases although not distilled by us, are partly matured, finished, and blended by us and bottled in our home in the West of Ireland.
A bond sealed with our whiskey is hard to break.
We’re helping family and friends celebrate meaningful moments and occasions.
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