Inspired by the history of the Irish in America, Steven Grasse and Irishman Flor Prendergast set out to create a unique transatlantic collaboration: a fine Irish whiskey finished in American rye casks. They formed Pugilist Spirits to bring this idea to life, with whiskey distilled and aged in West Cork, Ireland and rye barrels sourced by Grasse’s own Tamworth Distilling in the U.S.

The brand tells the incredible stories of the Irish who came to America and became the greatest fighters of their day. Each bottle commemorates the boxing legends who came with nothing and fought for everything.

The result is an incredibly complex whiskey, a smooth and mellow spirit that packs a punch but never burns.