Last year Conor McGregor revealed that he was in the process of making his own whiskey brand and yesterday he finally unveiled it to the world.
McGregor had intended to use his nickname ‘The Notorious’ for his whiskey, but after being embroiled in a legal battle that lasted years over the rights to the name, he has now changed course and unveiled ‘Proper No.12’ whiskey, a reference to the fact he comes from Cromlin, in Dublin 12.
Read McGregor’s full statement regarding his new whiskey, which comes just two weeks out from his return to the Octagon against lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229 on October 6th below.
“Proud day! Today “Project Notorious” finally comes to life with the introduction of my new Irish Whiskey; Proper 12. I have spent a lifetime studying this craft under the tutelage of my late Grandfather on my mother’s side, Christopher “Jakes” Moore, and I have put just over 3 years into the making of this liquid alone. I introduce to you @ProperWhiskey! Proper Irish Whiskey, from a Proper Irish man! Born and bred in the Dublin suburb of Crumlin, Dublin 12. Proper Twelve is who I am. I wanted to make an Irish whiskey emblematic of Irish culture as a whole, and something that would showcase the great skill we possess of distilling the best Whiskey in the entire world. One of the many amazing skills we possess on this great island. Proper Twelve is crafted at Ireland’s oldest distillery. It is made with the Isle’s freshest spring water and finest golden grain and single malt – it is pure liquid gold! This is Ireland’s whiskey, and it is my gift to the world. Another proud announcement for me in this venture is that with each case we sell, my company will donate to the first responders in each district the case is sold in. This donation plan will be in operation all over the world. These are the men and women who run into buildings while everyone else is running out. They are our real life heroes – Proper Heroes I look forward to joining all of you in a PROPER salute soon. Sláinte.”