Tyrconnell Irish Single Malt is a no age statement Irish Whiskey owned by the Kilbeggan Distilling Company who owns the oldest distillery in Ireland, but they do not produce this whiskey there. The only whiskey they make at Kilbeggan is the whiskey of the same name. The whiskey for this brand comes from the Cooley distillery which is owned by Beam Suntory and who also owns the Kilbeggan Distilling Co.
Tyrconnell gets it’s name from a race horse that won a long shot race (100 to 1 odds against) back in 1876 which was owned by the Watt family. The Watt family were also the owners of the Watt Distillery and after their horse won they naturally named a whiskey after it (Tyrconnell) and the brand remained with the family till the distillery closed in 1925. The horse depicted on the bottle is that horse and this bottle of whiskey is the resurrection of that once famous and prevalent brand.