Copeland Merchant's Quay Blended Irish Whiskey 40% 70cl
Copeland Merchant's Quay Blended Irish Whiskey 40% 70cl


Copeland Merchant's Quay Blended Irish Whiskey 40% 70cl

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  • Details

    Founded in 2016 by Gareth Irvine after achieving financial backing through crowdfunding, the Copeland Distillery is based a small town named Donaghadee, 40 miles east of Belfast on the Ards Peninsula, overlooking the Copeland Islands. In the summer of 2019 the business moved into a dedicated space in an abandoned cinema, increasing their output of rum, gin and whiskey.

    Merchant's Quay was launched in May 2021 - given the timescale, it's more than safe to assume this is using sourced spirit from other distilleries in Ireland, but it is possible some early stock of Copeland's own liquid is involved and will increase in proportion as time goes on.

    The blend has 3 parts to it - grain whiskey matured in virgin oak casks is then finished in re-charred ex-Bourbon barrels, joining a double-distilled malt whiskey aged in ex-Bourbon barrels and a triple-distlled malt matured in Oloroso Sherry casks.

    The grain is cetainly forward on the nose, bringing forth a juicy blackberry note. On the palate there's a silken honey mouthfeel which is again very fruit forward, full of ripe apple, sweet oranges and a touch of tropical fruit before a nice hit of spice arrives at the finish. It's VERY easy drinking and a great example of what people talk about when describing Irish whiskey as 'easy drinking'!

  • Delivery & Returns

    Delivery charges:

    Shipping rates are based on WEIGHT of goods - the total weight of your order will determine the cost of the shipping charge due to price banding imposed by the carriers we use.

    Please note due to our opening times goods ordered on a Saturday may result in a delayed arrival. Goods ordered on a Sunday or Monday will be shipped from the store on the Tuesday immediately following - please bear this in mind if you have a deadline.


    48 Hour Delivery uses the Tracked 48 service from Royal Mail, which provides a Tracking Number for you to follow its journey to your destination.

    Next Day Delivery uses DHL services, a tracking number will also be supplied to allow you to follow its journey.

    Items are NOT insured as standard, please contact us if you would like to discuss additional insurance for premium products.

    All products are securely packaged in Air-Shock bottle bags or excessive amount of bubble wrap for additional protection.

    All goods must be examined at the time of delivery and any damages or shortage must be recorded on the relevant delivery acceptance forms with the delivery. Un-examined or un-checked goods that result in a subsequent claim outside of a 48 hour period will not be accepted. Queries relating to claims must be made within 48 hours of receiving the goods, otherwise claims cannot be guaranteed.


    The Spirit Specialist offers EXCHANGES ONLY on unwanted items to an equal amount. Refunds will not be given, cash differences in favour of the purchaser in the case of an exchange will also not be provided.

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