Alltech Lexington Brewing & Distilling Co. to introduce Pearse Irish Whiskey to the U.S. market 

January 19, 2018

[LEXINGTON, Ky.] – Though the stills at Pearse Lyons Distillery at St. James in Dublin have been working full time at their new home for over six months, they have been producing whiskey for over five years. Now putting whiskey away at full capacity, Pearse Lyons Distillery is ready to share its spirits with the rest of the world.

Imported by Alltech’s U.S. operations, the distillery is set to introduce all four expressions of Pearse Irish Whiskey beginning February 2018. The Pearse The Original and Pearse Distiller’s Choice varieties contain whiskey distilled by the stills at Pearse Lyons Distillery. Also included in the lineup are Pearse Founder’s Choice, a 12-year-old single malt Irish Whiskey, and Pearse Cooper’s Select, a malt Irish Whiskey finished in first-fill sherry barrels. All four varieties register at 84 proof, or 42 percent ABV.

“Having worked on this project for a long time, I am excited to have these whiskeys available at home,” said Mark Coffman, master distiller at Alltech Lexington Brewing & Distilling Co., who worked on the original blending of the brands with Alltech’s Irish brewers and distillers.

“Our goal was to make sure that each has a unique personality but delivers notes that accentuate the single malt recipe coming from Pearse Lyons Distillery,” continued Coffman.

Look for Pearse Irish Whiskey to be available for sample and sale at Town Branch Distillery in Lexington, Kentucky, in February and in major markets soon after. Keep up to date with tasting events and future launch dates by visiting the events page at


Photo Caption 1: Pearse and Deirdre Lyons, founders of Pearse Lyons Distillery at St. James, Dublin’s new boutique Irish Whiskey experience, located in the heart of the Liberties.

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Photo Caption 2: Introducing the full lineup from Pearse Lyons Distillery at St. James: Pearse The Original, Pearse Distiller’s Choice, Pearse Cooper’s Select and Pearse Founder’s Choice.

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About Pearse Lyons Distillery at St. James:

A rich family history, a personal passion for brewing and distilling, and an entrepreneurial spirit has led to the creation of one of Dublin’s new boutique Irish Whiskey experiences, Pearse Lyons Distillery at St. James.

Founded by Pearse and Deirdre Lyons, the distillery is history in the remaking. Pearse Lyons hails from five generations of coopers, who supplied barrels to many of Dublin’s distilleries. He holds a Ph.D. in yeast fermentation and was the first Irishman to achieve a formal degree in brewing and distilling from the British School of Malting and Brewing. While at university, he interned at both the Guinness and Harp Lager breweries and later worked as a biochemist for Irish Distillers.

In keeping with the boutique nature of Pearse Lyons Distillery, tours are small in size so that visitors can enjoy a more personal experience. The guided tours are hosted by a team of friendly storytellers who share intriguing tales dating back as far as the 12th century.

About Alltech Lexington Brewing & Distilling Company:

Alltech Lexington Brewing & Distilling Co. is the producer of award-winning beer and spirits and one of a handful of joint brewing and distilling operations in the world. Since its founding in 2000 by Irish entrepreneur Dr. Pearse Lyons, founder and president of Alltech, its Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale® has grown to become the brewery’s flagship brew, capitalizing on the brewery’s proximity to fresh Kentucky bourbon barrels. Today, the Kentucky Ale family of brews – Kentucky Ale®, Kentucky Kölsch®, Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale®, Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Stout®, Kentucky IPA® and a unique barrel-aged seasonal series – has collected numerous awards. In 2012, the company became part of the world-renowned Kentucky Bourbon Trail® with the opening of its Town Branch Distillery, which crafts Town Branch® Bourbon, Town Branch® Rye, Pearse Lyons Reserve® malt whiskey and Bluegrass Sundown® bourbon-infused coffee liqueur. For more information, visit For high-resolution photos, visit

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