Published: 22nd May 2024

Method And Madness Amburana Wood Edition

A new dimension of wood innovation in Irish whiskey.

Introducing METHOD AND MADNESS Amburana Wood Edition, a fusion of tradition and innovation.

Irish Distillers, maker of some of the world’s most well-known and enjoyed Irish whiskeys, is proud to introduce the latest whiskey expression from its innovative Micro Distillery, METHOD AND MADNESS Amburana Wood Edition. The first single pot still Irish whiskey aged in casks made from selectively sourced Amburana Wood, usually reserved for spicy-sweet Brazilian spirit Cachaça, this latest release from METHOD AND MADNESS offers a completely revolutionary flavour profile.

Set to captivate both whiskey enthusiasts and discoverers, METHOD AND MADNESS Amburana Wood Edition is bottled at 46% ABV, with the latest cask experimentation contributing additional notes of marzipan, cardamom and vanilla.

Since 2017, the Micro Distillery has served as the copper canvas for experimentation, combining the wealth of knowledge of the Masters with the inquisitive minds of the Apprentices of Midleton Distillery, to create exceptional innovations that offer something completely unique to the Irish whiskey category. Exploring two primary routes of innovation: distillate creativity and unusual cask sourcing, this latest release celebrates the latter, transforming single pot still whiskey from the Midleton Micro Distillery with a finish in Amburana wood casks that ranges from 4 – 7 months.

METHOD AND MADNESS Amburana Wood Edition was created from triple distilled single pot still whiskey made using malted and unmalted barley, originally distilled in 2018 and matured in ex-American whiskey oak barrels. This whiskey then finished its journey in South American Amburana wood casks, until it was deemed a whiskey par excellence by the pioneering METHOD AND MADNESS team.

Upon first sip, METHOD AND MADNESS Amburana Wood Edition captivates the taste buds with scents of cardamom, marzipan, and demerara sugar. As the liquid unfolds, a harmonious interplay of clove, cinnamon and heather honey delights the palate. The finish lingers with woodland spice, hazelnut syrup and raw vanilla bean.

Speaking about the whiskey, Barrett Stapleton, Head Distiller at Irish Distillers’ Micro Distillery, said: “We’re delighted to launch METHOD AND MADNESS Amburana Wood Edition, an exciting expression crafted at the Micro Distillery in Midleton. Having trialled a variety of wood finishes, the team felt it was the optimum time to showcase the unique and interesting flavour profile of Amburana wood. This expression pushes the boundaries by using innovative wood, unlocking new flavours and yielding a truly distinctive character in the resulting whiskey.”

METHOD AND MADNESS is the pioneering Irish whiskey brand renowned for pushing the boundaries of traditional distilling. The brand is designed to reflect a next generation Irish spirit with a measure of curiosity and intrigue (MADNESS), while honouring the tradition grounded in the generations of expertise at Midleton Distillery (METHOD).

Tasting Notes:

Nose: Cardamom, Marzipan, Demerara Sugar

Taste: Clove, Cinnamon, Heather Honey

Finish: Woodland Spice, Hazelnut Syrup, Vanilla

We are giving away two bottles of METHOD AND MADNESS Amburana Wood. One winner will be drawn from all entries across our Instagram, Facebook and X pages and a second winner will be drawn from all of our FREE newsletter subscribers on Friday 31st May. Full T&Cs can be found at the bottom of the page. **GIVEAWAY NOW CLOSED).


1. Giveaway is run by Whiskey Club NI (Dillon Bass Limited).

2. Giveaway is open to Northern Ireland residents aged 18 years and over, except employees, families, agents or anyone professionally connected with the parties involved.

3. There will be two winners who will each win a bottle of METHOD AND MADNESS AMBURANA WOOD. One winner will be drawn at random from entries on Instagram, Facebook and X. A second winner will be drawn from all newsletter subscribers.

4. You can enter as many times as you like on Instagram, Facebook and X.

5. The giveaway will be drawn after 5pm on Friday 31st May 2024.

6. Whiskey Club NI reserves the right to replace any of the prize items at any time and no further correspondence will be entered into.

7. The winners will be announced after 5pm on Friday 31st May 2024.

8. Winners will have 24 hours to accept the prize after being initially contacted, otherwise a new winner will be drawn.

9. The winners may be asked to provide proof of ID to verify age and residency before they can be confirmed as winner.

10. Prize is not transferable and no cash alternatives in whole or in part are available.

11. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Instagram. By entering, you understand that you are providing your information to the parties involved and not to Instagram. Your information will not be used for any other purpose than to be contacted if you have been chosen as the winner.

12. Whiskey Club NI reserves the right to vary, alter or terminate this giveaway due to unforeseen circumstances. The decision of Whiskey Club NI is final and binding and no correspondence shall be entered into.

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