Ireland's Boann Distillery has marked the summer solstice with the release of a new single cask bottling.
The aptly named Summer Solstice is a three-year-old single pot still whiskey which has been matured in a Rivesaltes red wine barrique from the Languedoc-Roussillon region of France.
It follows the launch of Boann's Solstice whiskey, taken from a single Pedro Ximénez cask, in December 2022 – the first distilled in its home town of Drogheda, Co Meath to be released in 160 years.
Boann says the two solstice whiskeys have very different characters, with the Summer Solstice having notes of raisin, caramelised hazelnut and burnt pineapple, in contrast to the baking spice and sultana notes of the previous release.
Boann founder Pat Cooney said: "Following the resounding success of our augural Irish single pot still whiskey unveiled during last year's Winter Solstice celebration, Boann Distillery is aiming to captivate whiskey lovers again with our craftsmanship, passion and innovation.
"Our Summer Solstice whiskey embodies the essence of the season and captures the spirit of the sun's zenith, offering a symphony of flavours and a testament to our commitment to excellence."
Only 401 500ml bottles of Boann Summer Solstice are being released. They can be purchased exclusively from the Boann Distillery website.