Roe & Co is named in honour of George Roe, the once world-famous whiskey maker who helped build the golden era of Irish Whiskey in the 19th century.
His distillery, George Roe and Co, extended over 17 acres on Thomas Street in Dublin and was once Ireland's largest distillery. Diageo has now built on this rich heritage with the creation of a new distillery by converting the historic former Guinness Power House on Thomas Street.
Roe & Co is made from the finest hand-selected stocks of Irish malt and grain whiskies and aged in bourbon casks. It has the signature smoothness of Irish Whiskey with remarkable depth of flavour – a luxuriously smooth blend, with a perfect harmony between the intense fruitiness of the malt and the mellow creaminess of the grain whiskies.
Perfected by bartenders for bartenders, Roe & Co was created by Master Blender Caroline Martin and five elite Dublin-based bartenders who together crafted a unique Irish whiskey blend that would hold its own in cocktails. With light pear notes reminiscent of the golden era of Irish whiskey, Roe & Co ushers in the future of the spirit's contribution to cutting-edge cocktail culture.
On the nose, Roe & Co is creamy, delightfully fragrant and remarkably rounded with notes of soft spice and mellow spun sugar along with warm hints of woody vanilla. The quality and perfect balance of the blend is immediately apparent on the palate through its velvety texture and sweet flavors including spiced pears and vanilla. The finish is lingering and gentle, ending with a light creaminess.
Roe & Co's unique tasting notes make it perfect to serve as the feature of your cocktail of choice like a Roe & Roots (Roe & Co, fresh apple juice and club soda) or a Roe & Ginger Sour (Roe & Co, lemon juice, pear liqueur, sugar syrup and ginger), as well as on its own, with ice.
Additional cocktails inspired by the Irish whiskey can be found at roeandcowhiskey.com/cocktails.