Single malts are the royalty of whiskeys, and Knappogue Castle adds an Irish single malt to this exclusive club. The single malt vintages are distilled in copper pot stills using only malted barley, aged in oak casks, then bottled according to the year of distillation. To preserve the integrity of our vintages, a limited number of the finest casks are selected. Famously smooth and flavorful, Knappogue Castle Single Malt is made with pure Irish spring water and malted barley. “Malted” means that the barley has been germinated and then had its growth halted by heat. Famous for producing exceptionally smooth whiskey, malted barley is then dried in ovens without the use of peat. This process enables the crisp, clean flavor of malted barley to come through without smoky overtones.