Actor and Director Liev Schreiber Launches Irish Whiskey Brand Sláinte
On Monday, American actor Liev Schreiber and drinks industry expert Richard Davies announced the debut of Sláinte Irish Whiskey, a brand with a charitable twist.
As of Monday, Sláinte Smooth Blend will be available to order online nationwide for $37.99 per bottle. Furthermore, a limited-edition 18-year-old Irish Whiskey will be available for $499 while supplies last. Only 280 bottles of the 18-year-old whiskey are available.
“I couldn’t be more thrilled with the product and brand we’ve created,” Davies, co-founder and CEO of Sláinte, said in a news release. “Not only is Sláinte an exceptional, top-of-the-line whiskey but the purpose-led brand nods to the uplifting spirit of Ireland and a collective global community by providing aid to BlueCheck via our special edition 18 year old limited release. The brand brings people together in the moment of a toast, and Sláinte makes that moment more meaningful”
One hundred percent of the proceeds from each bottle of 18-year-old whiskey sold will be given to BlueCheck Ukraine.
Co-founded by Schreiber, BlueCheck is “a collective of humanitarian crisis response experts, entrepreneurs, and filmmakers with decades of experience addressing the needs of conflict-affected populations and documenting solidarity movements countering oppression.”
Crafted, distilled and matured in Ireland, Sláinte is aged in American bourbon oak barrels and finished in sherry casks.
Sláinte (pronounced Slahn-cha) translates to “good health” and is used in Ireland and beyond as a way of saying “cheers!” in toasts.
“This brand began with an act of charity and as far as I’m concerned that’s an auspicious start,” Schreiber said. “The cask of insanely delicious 18 year old single malt that Richard donated to Bluecheck was completely unexpected and hopefully the beginning of something we will be doing for many years.
“I love the idea of building a brand that stands by its commitment to bring people together in more ways than one.”
Sláinte initially launches to California, Florida, New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
Sláinte Smooth Blend is bottled at 40% ABV, while the 18-year-old expression maintains a stouter ABV of 56.7%.
The brand’s master distiller is Brian Watts, who has been the distillery manager at Ireland’s The Great Northern Distillery since 2017
Schreiber is known for his roles in “Spotlight,” “X-Men Origins: Wolverine,” “Don’t Look Up,” “The Manchurian Candidate” and more.
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