Episode 1: Slane Whiskey Founder – Alex Conyngham

Potstilled Radio is your independent Irish whiskey podcast that sits down with the people that make the Irish whiskey industry one of the fastest growing and most exciting industries in the world.

Each episode we will go behind the scenes to find out what goes into making these great brands as well as some of the stories that couldn’t be included in the marketing mix! Continue reading “Episode 1: Slane Whiskey Founder – Alex Conyngham”

The Notorious’ Proper No. 12 Irish Whiskey

News broke this week that Conor McGregor is stepping out of the octagon and into the world of Irish whiskey. He has arrived, armed with his new brand of blended whiskey ‘Proper No.12’.

McGregor’s entry into the world of whiskey shouldn’t come as too much of a shock to those eagle eyed among you, as he has been touting the plans for his own whiskey brand ever since his defeat to Floyd Mayweather. Continue reading “The Notorious’ Proper No. 12 Irish Whiskey”

Episode 5: Tullamore D.E.W. Distillery Ambassador – Kevin Pigott

Take a journey with us as we travel to the centre of Ireland to sit down with Tullamore D.E.W.’s Ireland and Distillery Ambassador, Kevin Pigott. Sit and sip while we discover all about what makes Tullamore D.E.W. the second most popular Irish whiskey in the world.

As always, Kevin gives us an amazing insight into the brand and what it is like to work at the Tullamore Distillery. He also gives us a peak behind the scenes to learn why the peat from the site of the distillery will never be used in peated whiskey, and what other towns almost became the future home of this beautiful new distillery.  Continue reading “Episode 5: Tullamore D.E.W. Distillery Ambassador – Kevin Pigott”

Episode 4: Dingle Distillery Master Distiller – Michael Walsh

Welcome back WhiskeyPhiles to another Episode of Potstilled Radio.

This week we take a trip to the most westerly town in Ireland, Dingle, Co. Kerry. It was here that we sat down over a taoscán with the youngest Head Distiller in Ireland, Michael Walsh. It was here in Dingle Distillery that we had a conversation over a whiskey (and a microphone) where we discussed all things about the whiskeys future, how Michael rose to the position that he was in today and the insane prices that Dingle whiskeys are achieving at auction todayContinue reading “Episode 4: Dingle Distillery Master Distiller – Michael Walsh”

Teeling’s Single Pot Still – Marketing Launch of the Year

Few events this year have been as anticipated as the release of Teeling’s first Single Pot Still Whiskey, but wait no more, the whiskey is up for sale… at auction!

As I’m sure you all know, Teeling Whiskey’s spirit has just hit three years allowing it to be legally described as “Irish Whiskey”. Their first barrel that they are releasing to the general public is a very interesting, 50/50 (50% malted and 50% unmalted barley) Single Pot Still that has been aged exclusively in Muscat barrels. Continue reading “Teeling’s Single Pot Still – Marketing Launch of the Year”

An Investigation into Malt

In our second collaboration of the year, we are proud to announce another liquid journey through the wonderful and often confusing world of Irish whiskey.

This time we have left the sunny southeast behind and we are headed for the European City of Culture 2020, Galway. It is here that we have collaborated with one of the most awarded whiskey bars in the country, Garavan’s, to deliver imbibers a liquid investigation to intrigue and delight.

This Potstilled flight attempts to take a scientific approach of comparing three identical malt samples that were aged and matured by three different companies. The purpose of this investigation is to discover how these different maturation programs can deliver wildly different whiskeys with their own DNA and myriad of flavours, distinct from the last. On this flight you will find three malt whiskeys, which have all been distilled in the Old Bushmills Distillery in Northern Ireland.
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Dingle Whiskey Review

Dingle whiskeys are some of the most sought after whiskeys on the market right now. Although, due to their incredible commercial value, very few are being opened for actual consumption. This is why I sat down with Head Distiller, Michael Walsh, to taste through some of the past and present releases of Dingle Whiskey to highlight some of the actual flavours you will find in Dingle Whiskey. Continue reading “Dingle Whiskey Review”

Episode 3: Clonakilty Distillery Founder – Michael Scully

In Episode three I sit down with Michael Scully, the Founder of Clonakilty Distillery, in the active work-site of his future distillery. This week we diverged from the whiskey to have a chat over a glass of Minke gin. Whilst nosing the Rock Samphire, in the gin, we had an in-depth discussion about the future of the distillery, the revival of almost extinct malting barley varieties and the process of ‘slow cutting’ whiskey. Listen in to episode three to find out what the town of Clonakilty, County Cork, has in store for the future of Irish whiskey.
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