Flaming Pig Irish Whiskey
In 1875, Dublin’s Great Whiskey Fire started when 5000 barrels of whiskey stored in Malone’s bonded warehouse suddenly ignited. As the flames raged, and burning whiskey flowed into the streets, the lone squeal of a ‘flaming pig’ raised the alarm, saving the city. In 2014, the Malones Whiskey Co. was resurrected to launch Flaming Pig Irish Whiskey.
Flaming Pig is the brainchild of Joey and Flor, two drinks industry fellas from Ireland who saw a gap in the market for an uncomplicated Irish whiskey that delivered more taste and character than the run-of-the-mill brands.
Flaming Pig is a blend of Irish single malt and grain whiskies, made richer and spicier, with added smokiness, from intense barrel charring. Nice.
The secret to the smooth taste is the finishing in intensely charred barrels. We take traditional American Oak barrels and burn the living hell out of them (in the whiskey world, barrels are typically charred from levels one to four, but ours are scorched to LEVEL FIVE for added depth of flavour). The burnt barrels give our whiskey a deeper, more complex flavour with hints of vanilla, spice, caramel, butterscotch and subtle smoke.