In the late 1800’s, FA Poole’s parents emigrated from Edinburgh, Scotland to Auckland, New Zealand. The Queen of the Mersey plowed the seas, ferrying the aspiring across the equator and delivering them to the new world. As a young man growing up in New Zealand, F.A. Poole yearned for even more adventure and prosperity. He left his native country, bound for South Africa and the promise of wild adventure , more opportunity and a new life. Years later, his son Gavin and family left South Africa, bringing with them the spirit of F.A. Poole, and out of it, Mersey Craft Spirits was born in Birmingham, Alabama in 2018. Aged by a master in North Carolina, the barrels are brought here and blended here at Dread River Distillery. These staves are from the original barrels, the glasses are custom etched for Mersey Spirits.
Glencairn is the first style to be endorsed by the Scotch Whisky Association, and to be used by every whisky company in Scotland and Ireland. The wide crystal bowl allows for the fullest appreciation of the whisky’s colour and the tapering mouth of the glass captures and focuses the aroma on the nose.