The legend of The Tyrconnell® was born in 1876, when R.M. Delamere entered his chestnut colt, Tyrconnell, in the prestigious National Product Stakes horse race. Fortune found favour with Delamere that afternoon, as Tyrconnell bested horses and oddsmakers alike on his march to victory.
The surprise victory captured the imagination of the assembled crowd, which included the Watts, a local family who had built a thriving whiskey distillery. They chose to commemorate the occasion by creating a limited edition, small batch whiskey that bore the name of their local champion. Although the Watts intended to make The Tyrconnell® just once, it ended up becoming their most popular whiskey.
Before Prohibition, The Tyrconnell® was claimed to be the best-selling Irish whiskey. Today, the brand is maintained by the Kilbeggan Distilling Company, proud protectors of the Irish whiskey making traditions. Each bottle bears the same commemorative label celebrating Tyrconnell's triumph.
We distribute this brand under an agreement with Beam Suntory.
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