Dunvilles Three Crowns Irish Whiskey
Until recently the only place you could find a bottle of Three Crowns was at auction. Now, Echlinville distillery has revived this great whiskey to bring its flavour to a new generation. The original "Three Crowns" was introduced way back in 1830's and lasted around 100 years before being discontinued. Many bottles are still in circulation and the original style of the whiskey was similar to Dunville's "VR" with the "Three Crowns" using more sherry casks for the maturation.
It's a blended whiskey made up with 4 year old grain, 10 year old malt and 15 year old malt finished in Oloroso casks. This heavenly selection makes an eminently drinkable dram with a sweet and smooth palate and a soft, lingering finish.
Established in Belfast in 1801, Dunville launched its best-known pot-still whiskey brand in 1837 – the premium VR, named for Queen Victoria. The company went on to build Belfast’s largest production facility, the Royal Irish Distilleries, in 1869. The head office was in Arthur Street, Belfast, where Café Vaudeville now stands. The company continued to grow and its whiskey was shipped worldwide.
Dunville itself eventually closed its doors in 1935. In the early seventies the company (Dunville and Co. LTD) and the trade mark “Dunville” where registered/revived by the Russell family from Belfast who once again traded the iconic brand, sadly thought, due to inconsistencies in a regular supply of Irish whiskey from other distilleries the brand never really appeared on a permanent basis.
The Echlinville distillery was granted a licence to distil for Dunville and is now proud to produce a premium whiskey for this truly Northern Irish label and to give it the provenance that it deserves in our history of whiskey making.
|Bottles per case||1|
|Alcohol % by Vol.||43.5%|
|Closure Type||Cork Stopper|