Summer Solstice 2023

We celebrated Summer Solstice last night (June 21) by launching our newest creation, Boann ‘Summer Solstice’ Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey, marking the second single cask bottling from Boann Distillery.

This Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey was unveiled to a select group of whiskey enthusiasts at the Boann Distillery at a Summer Solstice Tasting event as part of the Boyne Valley Food series, where attendees became the first to savour the new release. Last December, we celebrated the winter solstice by unveiling our first Irish Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey, and in doing so revived whiskey distilling for the first time in 160 years to the historical town of Drogheda.

The much-anticipated ‘Summer Solstice’ has been matured for over three years in a 225-litre Rivesaltes Rouge Barrique single cask from the Languedoc-Roussillon region in Southern France. Distinguished by its more summer inspired notes of red raisin, caramelised hazelnuts and burnt pineapple, this release offers a striking contrast to the Winter ‘Solstice’ whiskey’s rich winter flavours of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and sultanas.

On the longest day of the year, guests had the privilege of sampling both the Summer Solstice and Winter Solstice whiskeys, along with Boann’s acclaimed Single Pot Still ‘New Born’ New Make Spirit and some aging spirit from our cask warehouse.  To enhance the tasting experience, each expression was paired with canapés carefully curated by culinary creatives Glasgow Diaz and sourced from local Boyne Valley farms, growers, and producers, perfectly complementing the unique flavours and characteristics of each expression.

Boann Summer Solstice Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey is a limited release of only 401 bottles, so it is sure to captivate connoisseurs and collectors alike.

A limited number of bottles of ‘Summer Solstice’ Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey can be purchased for €150 exclusively on the Boann Distillery webstore, while stocks last.