Velvet Cap was a whiskey brand of Thomas Power & Co, a local drinks bottler and supplier in Dungarvan, Co Waterford. See Blackwater blog here for further information.
Up to the 1960’s many a local grocer, bar or bonder sourced whiskey from various distilleries and matured it in wooden casks before selling it on under their own brand names.
Blackwater Distillery in Ballyduff, Co Waterford have revived this tradition, along with the Velvet Cap name, with this latest release.
Velvet Cap is a blend of malt and grain whiskey obtained from Great Northern Distillery. It’s then finished in a variety of casks to produce a fine tasting whiskey.
Blackwater Distillery are also laying down their own spirit for future releases and will be allowing visitors into the distillery soon.
Casks Away is ready and waiting to take you there.
Header image courtesy Buzz.ie here.
Thomas Power picture courtesy easyliveauction here.
Peter Mulryan image courtesy fft.ie here.
Blackwater Distillery web page here.