In the 1960s, Mark Edwin Andrews, an American with strong ties to Ireland, began buying casks of fine pot still whiskey from the top distilleries in Ireland. He aged them and bottled them under the Knappogue Castle label, named after the castle in Ireland that he owned.
Knappogue Castle 1951, the last of Mr. Andrews’ whiskey that remains available, is now the oldest and rarest Irish whiskey in the world. Knappogue 1951 is a traditional pot still whiskey which means it is made from both malted and unmalted barley. It was triple distilled in 1951 at the famous B. Daly Distillery in Tullamore and was aged to perfection in sherry casks for 36 years.