Knappogue Castle is a great range of interesting whiskeys that was originally founded by American Mark Edwin Andrews in the 1960s. His first bottlings were filled from some of the final casks made at the Old Tullamore distillery and are still available from time to time. These days most of the whiskeys are sourced from a County Antrim malt whiskey distillery and they are aged in a combination of ex-Bourbon and Sherry casks.
Founded in 1997, Jefferson’s is the brainchild of Trey Zoeller and his father Chet, a famed bourbon historian. They were continuing a family tradition that goes back to Trey’s 8th generation grandmother who was arrested in 1799 for the “production and sales of spirituous liquors.” To personify the brand, they chose Thomas Jefferson — known for his curiosity and experimental spirit. This is a mindset to which Trey has dedicated himself, pushing the boundaries of the definition of bourbon. Upholding tradition, yet always discovering new possibilities. Jefferson’s is a small batch bourbon, enabling the company to highlight the various flavours that result from the wood of each barrel in the case of single barrel bourbons.