Review: Proclamation Blended Irish Whiskey

Review: Proclamation Blended Irish Whiskey

The Proclamation in question is the 1916 order that formally established Ireland’s independence. Naturally a whiskey to celebrate that fact was all but inevitable.

Proclamation, which arrived in the U.S. in late 2020, is owned by Inis Tine Uisce Teoranta (ITUT), a company based in County Mayo. Says the company, “Proclamation was a collaborative effort by leading technical specialists, craftspeople, and spirits professionals to present an original Irish whiskey blend of singular taste and exceptional quality.” It’s a blend of grain and malt whiskeys, triple distilled and aged in American oak, with a touch of sherry-finished malt in the mix. It’s unclear where any of these spirits are produced, or if the recipe is consistent from one batch to the next.

Irish whiskey has a reputation for being innocuous, and Proclamation won’t overwhelmingly change any of those perceptions. Sweet and nutty, with a sort of oatmeal character on the nose, it’s got an initial pungency that feels slightly more aggressive than the typical Irish, with hints of dried pineapple adding nuance. The palate retreats to traditional elements, with notes of sesame, sweet cereal, and toasted bread dominant. A touch of toasted coconut and a slight winey element can be detected, the latter perhaps driven by the “touch of sherry” in the mix. Drying and rather green on the finish, the short conclusion leaves a bit to be desired, though it’s never unpleasant or off-putting.

81.4 proof.

B / $30

Proclamation Blended Irish Whiskey




Christopher Null is the founder and editor in chief of Drinkhacker. A veteran writer and journalist, he also operates Null Media, a bespoke content creation company.


  1. Gary Fahy on March 26, 2022 at 8:32 pm

    It’s a fine whiskey,I find a smooth taste with a little kick..I’d say 6.5/10

  2. Pablo on April 8, 2022 at 8:56 am

    ‘Irish whiskey has a reputation for being innocuous ‘ ? Wind your neck in.

  3. Kennedy O'Reilly. on April 17, 2022 at 2:58 pm

    This is a lovely whiskey smooth. Love that Bourbon twist and that extra alcohol 40.7% in keeping with the seven signatures on the Proclamation of 1916. Love the label and the box. Great price and No afterburn. Love the competition Unsung Hero’s. This whiskey is Ireland Past present and future. This whiskey is going to be loved worldwide. Great reviews on Mash and Grape USA 160+ reviews. That’s says something. Gold Medal winning whiskey. Great Price . Love the look of the Proclamation Whiskey Glasses, are they available, likewise the lovely Gift Sets. Fantastic whiskey and genuine story. Brilliant idea and concept as well as tasting great.

  4. Whiskey Rebellion 1916 on October 11, 2022 at 2:15 am

    At this price point its a lovely whiskey. Its so smooth and no after burn. We agree with all the comments it is Irelands whiskey. Its History so close it comes alive. Love the label, the gift packs, the glasses and whiskey barrels.
    This whiskey must be available worldwide, it will be very popular. One of the best whiskeys to come out of Ireland in a long time. What’s disappointing the owners have not bothered to keep the website updated, no language options and no store locator. The Social media is Zero and its out of stock in a lot of places. Its a pity they have neglected their customers who want to buy this great whiskey. They have a sister whiskey Grace’ O Malley not as good as Proclamation that website and social media is also abandoned ? Proclamation Whiskey is Ireland and the whiskey represents Ireland. Gold medal winner. Mash and Grape website USA great write up over 200+ that says something. Its a pity that the owners don’t listen to customers we are paying, is the customers always right ? If you don’t want to continue to supply this great whiskey sell it to others who will cherish it and develop it. Proclamation is going to be loved by whiskey drinkers worldwide and that’s a fact.

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