Paddy is a historic Irish blended whiskey made at the Midleton distillery complex in Cork.
First distilled in 1779, the whiskey originally sold under the unlikely name “Cork Distilleries Company Old Irish Whiskey" until a young salesman by the name of Paddy Flaherty joined the company in 1881.
Paddy was a larger than life character who became famous in his native county for standing rounds of his favourite whiskey. Over time, Paddy became synonymous with the whiskey and publicans began writing to the distillery asking for another case of “Paddy’s whiskey".
Despite frequent differences of opinion with his employers concerning his unconventional sales techniques, the “Paddy whiskey" name stuck so much so that in 1912, the distillery owners bowed to public pressure and officially changed the name to “Paddy Irish Whiskey". It could only happen in Ireland! Paddy is now enjoying export success and has become an iconic brand with night-clubbers in France.
Paddy is a triple distilled blended Irish Whiskey made, unusually, with all three styles of Irish whiskey: single pot still, single malt and grain.
Nose: The nose is oily and fresh with floral notes, cereal grains and plenty of fruit.
Palate: The palate is sweet and of medium-body with toffee and cereals, a rosewater note with a little butterscotch and vanilla.
Finish: The finish is spicy and dry with a little black pepper and oak.