Roommate brought this home from the duty free in Switzerland. Not usually a dram I would have jumped out for but cant say no to a friend offering a dram! Colour: Straw Yellow Nose: Candyhop sweetness, hints of toffee and stewed apples. Palate: Light open, tofee sweetness, subdued spice, malt and pears Finish: Long dry… Read More Glen Grant 10 – A review
Very approachable, entry level dram. On special in the pub this weekend for the Ireland vs Scotland game. Couldn’t say no to a glass or two at knockdown prices! Colour: Rich gold. Nose: Sweetness upfront, fruit, toffee and nuts. Palate: Full bodied. Spice up front, caramel, sherry sweetness & thick malty taste. Finish: Medium finish.… Read More Aberlour 10 – A Review
Many of us a very familiar with Paddy Whiskey. An affordable and tasty blend from Irish Distillers that lends it’s name from its legendary salesman from Co. Cork Paddy Flaherty. Supposedly very generous with tasting samples but sold buckets of the stuff and ultimately was honoured with his name on the bottle and IDL certainly earned… Read More Paddy Whiskey’s bizarre map of Ireland – The history
So with the announcement of Whisky Magazine’s World Whiskey Awards I thought I would put up my review of the World’s best pot still Redbreast 15 year old. Now as I’m sure you’ve gathered from my previous posts and the title of this blog I am a huge pot still fan and I am absolutely… Read More World’s Best Pot Still – Redbreast 15 Review
Whiskey fans in the US, it’s time to buy Irish Whiskey. With the recently announced Quantitative Easing plan announced my Mario Dragi in the European Central Bank €60 billion euro in assets are going to be purchased by the ECB and National Central Banks, each month until September 2016. A big side effect of QE is… Read More Why it’s time to buy Irish Whiskey!
Colour: Ruby gold Nose: Definitely complex like the label says, fruity sweetness, sherry, coppery malt aroma and hints of citrus. Palate: Soft open, pot still spice, malt flavours, and hints of vanilla. Finish: Long finish, pot still spice and lingering wood. Score: 90/100. Definitely a fantastic expression of Irish Pot Still Whiskey. My personal go to “sipping” whiskey… Read More Redbreast 12 year old – A review
For the weekend that’s in it I thought I’d post my favourite self created all Irish cocktail! So even your drink can be Irish for a day! Whiskey sours are by far my favourite cocktail. So I’m always making them up at home. But I like trying to personalise my cocktails to my tastes. I… Read More The Honeycomb Sour – An all Irish Cocktail