Dunville’s Irish Whiskey collaborates with global gaming franchise on Dead Island 2 Whiskey

Dunville’s Irish Whiskey (Belfast, Northern Ireland) has partnered with the world’s most iconic zombie gaming saga to create Dead Island 2 Dunville’s Irish Whiskey.

The limited edition release celebrates the launch of Dead Island 2, the hotly anticipated sequel to the hugely popular zombie slaying game from video game publisher Deep Silver.

Dead Island 2 Dunville’s Irish Whiskey is a modern blend of pot still, malt and grain whiskeys aged in ex-bourbon casks and bottled at 40% abv. Boasting notes of buttery sweet vanilla, orchard fruits, baked biscuits, fresh lemon and a hint of char, it’s a versatile whiskey to be enjoyed neat, over ice or served tall with a mixer.

Speaking about the release, Shane Braniff, Managing Director of The Echlinville Distillery and custodian of Dunville’s Irish Whiskey, said:

“This step into the world of gaming is a very new venture for us, but one about which we are very excited. When we revived the historic Dunville’s Whiskey brand a decade ago, we did so with the aim of introducing it to a new generation of whiskey enthusiasts.

“This collaboration with Plaion and Deep Silver is an important step on that journey. Dead Island an incredibly popular and beloved video game franchises and is sure to bring Dunville’s to a whole new global audience.

“It has been amazing to work with the Deep Silver team on this project. While our companies are from two very different worlds, we share the same values - commitment to excellence, dedication to perfecting our craft and a promise to be the best at what we do. Dunville’s Dead Island 2 Irish Whiskey represents our shared spirit of adventure, strength of character and uncompromising resilience, bringing the worlds of whiskey and gaming together in the most exciting way.

“Dunville’s is best known for its premium Irish whiskeys, which have won some of the industry’s top accolades, including the title of Ireland’s Best Whiskey. We are delighted to expand our portfolio further with Dead Island 2 and look forward to seeing it being enjoyed by whiskey fans and gamers alike.”

Dead Island 2 Dunville’s Irish Whiskey is available to pre-order now ahead of its release on 21 April to coincide with the launch of Dead Island 2, which is set in a post-apocalyptic Los Angeles which has been quarantined due to a zombie infestation. It is a thrilling first-person RPG that takes players across a brand-new playground. Stylish, vibrant and flooded with zombie infection set in iconic, gore-drenched Los Angeles. Meet larger-than-life characters, slay countless floes in exquisitely bloody detail and evolve to become the ultimate zombie slayer.

Dead Island 2 Dunville’s Irish Whiskey will be available from Echlinville.com and retailers around Europe RRP £50 / €55.

Tasting Notes

Nose: Initial burst of sweet vanilla leads to crisp orchard fruits, apples and pears. Then lemon curd, leading on to candied Lemon peel over notes of clean malt.

Palate: Soft and creamy mouthfeel, buttery, with ripened citrus and baked biscuit, coming together in a burst of fresh lemon meringue, followed by a wisp of char and white pepper.

Finish: Slight hints of dry smoke linger and intertwine with the juicier fruit notes, carrying through to a finish of sweet spice.

Colour: Rich deep amber

Serve: Enjoy it your way. Neat, with water, on the rocks or with a mixer of your choice.