What’s in a day? Do you know the real minimum age requirement of Irish whiskey?

How long does spirit have to age for in casks to be considered “Irish Whiskey”? Many of you will instantly know that the answer is simply 3 years, although, some of you out there will clearly remember being on a tour in Ireland and being told that it was 3 years and a day. Unfortunately, I am here to explain why that is wrong. Continue reading “What’s in a day? Do you know the real minimum age requirement of Irish whiskey?”

Zoltán’s Special #3, Upcoming Super Limited Release – 12.5 Year Old Cask Strength Malt Hungarian Oak Finish

Earlier in October of this year, we brought you the story of a first for Irish whiskey, which took the form of a Single Malt whiskey that was fully matured in Hungarian Virgin Oak casks, released under the Dingle Distillery’s Founding Father’s program. This release’s name was ‘Zoltán’s Special #1’, now let us unveil ‘Zoltán’s Special #3′ a 12.5 year old Cask Strength whiskey from the first batch of whiskey distilled in Westmeath in over 50 years. Continue reading “Zoltán’s Special #3, Upcoming Super Limited Release – 12.5 Year Old Cask Strength Malt Hungarian Oak Finish”

Episode 2.6 – Tullamore D.E.W. US National Ambassador – Tim Herlihy

Join us for another episode of Potstilled Radio, the only podcast dedicate to the exciting world of Irish whiskey. In this episode we sit down with Tullamore D.E.W.’s US national Ambassador, Tim Herlihy, as he talks us through some of his career highs, like creating the world’s largest Irish Coffee, as well as outlining the key differences between the US and Irish based Irish whiskey markets. Continue reading “Episode 2.6 – Tullamore D.E.W. US National Ambassador – Tim Herlihy”

Episode 2.5 – The Shed Distillery Inaugural Pot Still Release – Founder PJ Rigney

Sit down with us in this episode as we chat to PJ RIgney, the founder of The Shed Distillery, which was the first distillery in Connaught in over 101 years. In this episode we discuss The Shed’s Inaugural Drumshanbo Single Pot Still release, the first whiskey distilled and released from the distillery in county Leitrim. Continue reading “Episode 2.5 – The Shed Distillery Inaugural Pot Still Release – Founder PJ Rigney”

Glendalough Pot Still – A Must Buy

Glendalough have been busy in the last few months releasing a myriad of whiskeys, each more exciting than the last, its hard to know which way to look. From their first Pot Still release, being finished in Wicklow Irish Oak, to their 17 Year Old single malt finished for two years in Mizunara or ultimately, who could have missed the 25 year old single malt matured in Bourbon, Sherry and Irish oak. Safe to say there has been a lot to talk about with Glendalough in recent months.  Continue reading “Glendalough Pot Still – A Must Buy”

Episode 2.3 – Glendalough Pot Still – Co-Founder Kevin Keenan

Join us in this episode as we sit down with Kevin Keenan, Co-Founder of Glendalough Distillery, as he brings us through some of the history of the company, their new release Pot Still Finished in Irish Oak and listen how he describes their two up coming releases a 17 year old in Mizunara and a 25 year old also in Irish Oak. Continue reading “Episode 2.3 – Glendalough Pot Still – Co-Founder Kevin Keenan”

Full List of Irish Whiskey Awards & Gold Medal 2019 Winners

It is the time of year where we welcome to the results of the Irish Whiskey Awards once again. The Irish Whiskey Awards are one of the most important awards ceremonies for Irish Whiskey companies and it is certainly the only awards ceremony that sees the majority of the Irish Whiskey brands in attendance. Continue reading “Full List of Irish Whiskey Awards & Gold Medal 2019 Winners”

Ireland’s First Fully Matured Hungarian Oak Cask Single Malt is Released For Sale – Dingle Distillery Founding Fathers Zoltán’s Special #1

Today we saw the launch of Ireland’s first single malt whiskey matured fully in virgin Hungarian Oak, to go on limited edition sale in the Republic of Ireland. Continue reading “Ireland’s First Fully Matured Hungarian Oak Cask Single Malt is Released For Sale – Dingle Distillery Founding Fathers Zoltán’s Special #1”

MIDLETON VERY RARE 2019 UNVEILED AS ONLINE MEMBERS’ PROGRAMME LAUNCHES WITH SALE OF RARE VINTAGES

Irish Distillers, makers of some of the world’s most enjoyed whiskeys, has unveiled the eagerly awaited Midleton Very Rare 2019, alongside the launch of the ‘1825 Room’, an online members’ programme for discerning whiskey lovers to delve further into the pinnacle of Irish whiskey. Continue reading “MIDLETON VERY RARE 2019 UNVEILED AS ONLINE MEMBERS’ PROGRAMME LAUNCHES WITH SALE OF RARE VINTAGES”

Irish Whiskey Tries to Dodge Cross-hairs as US Cleared to Impose Tariffs on $7.5bn of EU Goods

As many as you will know, the Trump administration and the European Union have been in a series of disputes over trade relations and anti-competition practices on both sides of the Atlantic, which has led to the EU and the US coming head to head in a retaliatory tariff stand off that has seen US Whiskeys hit with increased tariffs in the EU and Irish Whiskey firmly in the cross-hairs of the US’ next set of tariffs. Continue reading “Irish Whiskey Tries to Dodge Cross-hairs as US Cleared to Impose Tariffs on $7.5bn of EU Goods”

Dubliner Beer Cask Series – Review

Earlier this year the Dublin Liberties Distilleries unveiled a new innovation project that saw the distillery collaborating with some of Ireland’s leading craft breweries to create The Dubliner Whiskey Beer Cask Series. The first edition of this series saw the Dublin Liberties Distillery finish their Dubliner Irish Whiskey in beer casks that formerly held Rascals Coffee Stout, O’Hara’s Irish Stout and Five Lamps’ Red Ale. Continue reading “Dubliner Beer Cask Series – Review”

IRISH WHISKEY MUSEUM TO LAUNCH WHISKEY & CHEESE PAIRING EVENINGS THIS OCTOBER AS PART OF ‘TASTE THE ISLAND’

Arguably one of the most iconic drinks associated with Ireland, Irish whiskey is currently undergoing a huge renaissance period both at home and abroad. The Irish Whiskey Museum, the first place to learn about everything Uisce beatha is proud to present a series of Whiskey and Cheese Pairing Events this October as part of Fáilte Ireland’s ‘Taste the Island’ campaign. Continue reading “IRISH WHISKEY MUSEUM TO LAUNCH WHISKEY & CHEESE PAIRING EVENINGS THIS OCTOBER AS PART OF ‘TASTE THE ISLAND’”