The Whiskey Makers Series.
The secret behind our whiskey lies in the passion and dedication of our masterful craftsmen, our Head Distiller, Head Cooper and Head Blender. The Whiskey Makers Series celebrates them and their craft.
The Cooper’s Croze is a whiskey created by our Head Cooper, Ger Buckley, showcasing the diversity of barrels at our Midleton distillery and the profound influence that wood yields. With knowledge passed down through 5 generations of his family, Ger selects, repairs, and maintains our treasured casks. The Cooper’s Croze is a carefully crafted whiskey that effortlessly carries vanilla sweetness, rich fruit flavours, floral and spice notes and the undeniable influence of oak. You can take whiskey out of wood but you can never take the wood out of whiskey.
“As a fifth generation cooper I’ve created the Coopers Croze to celebrate my love for wood and its enormous versatility. My whiskey reflects the spectrum of flavours contributed by the variety of cask types, from sweet vanilla to rich fruits and toasted wood. “ - Ger Buckley, Head Cooper.
A subtle flower petal-perfume develops into rich ripe fruits, while some charred oak and cedar wood bring balance and complexity – a seamless infusion of American and Spanish oak character.
The initial impression is from the sweet vanilla of the American ex-bourbon barrels. This brings added depth to the rich fruits typical of the ex-oloroso sherry butts. A pleasant touch of hazelnut and toasted wood complement the pot still spices.
Pleasantly long, with vanilla sweetness slowly fading to barley grains with a touch of oak char.
Learn about the Cooper’s Croze, a whiskey created and named in honour of Head Cooper Ger Buckley. It's Ger's knowledge, craft and passion for wood that defines this increasingly rare profession.