Irish punk The Pogues have teamed up with West Cork Distillers to launch a new brand of Irish Whiskey. The spirit claims to be “Ireland’s highest malt-containing blended Irish whiskey, with 50% grain and 50% single malt liquid” and is described as having a “malty and floral” flavor with notes of chocolate and citrus.

West Cork Distiller’s co-founder, John O’Connel, believes the pairing offers a perfect partnership between the two as The Pogues “share many of the same values as our company such as an independent spirit, a slightly unorthodox approach, and a commitment to quality, as well as success on the international stage."

The Pogues Irish Whiskey, via The Spirit Business.. Image 1.The Pogues Irish Whiskey, via The Spirit Business.

The Pogues Irish Whiskey will be available to purchase across the UK at a recommended retail price (RRP) of 30 pounds. 

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facts about THE POGUES and Irish Whiskey:

 The neck of The Pogues Irish Whiskey is inscribed with a lyric from "Streams of Whiskey," which reads "I am going where streams of whiskey are flowing." Other booze-soaked songs in The Pogues catalog include: "The Parting Glass", "Drunken Boat",  and "Mountain Dew".

 Shane MacGowan, who performs lead vocals for The Pogues, prefers gin and tonics