2020 was a first for the World Whiskies Awards which were held behind closed doors today, due to concerns over the COVID-19. Continue reading “World Whiskies Awards 2020 Winners & Irish Winners”
Honestly, the sweeping lockdowns across the globe are going to be hard times for not only the drinks industry but also the hosptiality industry. Although, Jameson Whiskey USA have put their money where their mouth is… literally. Jameson Whiskey USA have just announced a $500,000 donation to the United States Bartenders Guild National Charity Foundation, truly living up to their hashtag #LoveThyBartender.
Continue reading “Jameson Whiskey USA Pledge Half a Million Dollars to USBG National Charity Foundation”
You can be forgiven for not having heard of Bill Phil Peated Irish Whiskey until now, but I assure you, that is about to change. Bill Phil is one of Ireland’s first peated triple distilled single malt Irish whiskey in over half a decade and is taking the Irish whiskey enthusiasts by storm. Continue reading “Bill Phil – Leading The Vanguard of Craft Irish Peated Whiskey”
Katie and Anthony Sheehy, founders of Irish Whiskey Auctions, are excited to announce that the world’s rarest Irish whiskey is auctioning on Irish Whiskey Auctions today, Friday the 13th of March at 5.00PM.
Continue reading “Ireland’s Most Expensive Whiskey Ever Released Goes Under the Hammer on Irish Whiskey Auctions”
I don’t say this lightly… You have never tasted a whiskey like the Currach Irish Whiskey. When I was first approached by Origin Spirits’ Export Sales Manager, Stephen Randles, to try this whiskey, he informed me that he had an incredibly unique whiskey for me to try. My mind instantly raced to think of what it could be, and I thought of about 100 cask and liquid permutations and none came close to what Stephen handed me in that glass.
Continue reading “The Currach Seaweed Charred Cask Irish Whiskey – You haven’t tried a whiskey like this before…”
J.J. Corry Irish Whiskey has made headlines once again, with their latest announcement regarding their newest whiskey “The Whiskey Thief”, a charity bottling that celebrates International Women’s Day 2020. This new charity release was developed in collaboration with Irish design duo Jill & Gill, and will be auctioned with proceeds going to “Dress for Success”.
Continue reading “J.J. Corry – The Whiskey Thief – Market Excitement Ahead of Charity Bottling Celebrating International Womens Day”
Pearse Lyons Distillery in Dublin’s Liberties has just released one of Ireland’s first ever commercially available blended/vatted malts whiskeys in the history of our island. This Distillery Edition, “Marriage of Malt”, is available exclusively from the distillery in Dublin 8 and is limited to just 888 bottles and is designed to showcase the late Dr. Lyons’ spirit of curiosity as well as the distillery’s penchant for innovation. So apart from an ecclesiastical pun, what exactly is the Pearse Lyons’ “Marriage of Malt”? Continue reading “Pearse Lyons Blended Malt – Distillery Edition – Marriage of Malt”
Usually when I travel for a Potstilled Radio interview, I average about 70km a trip to meet the interviewee. I the case of this episode I threw the average out the window and instead travelled over 7,000km from Dublin to Denver, Colorado to interview Talnua Distillery (Irish: New World) co-founder and head distiller Patrick Miller. Continue reading “Episode 2.8 – Talnua Distillery Co-Founder Patrick Miller – The First US Single Pot Still Distillery”
Irish Distillers, last night, officially launched their new 27 year old Redbreast Single Pot Still whiskey. This new permanent expression, will sit as the head of the core Redbreast family, and will deliver a differentiated flavour aspect to the rest of the core range. With whiskeys matured in ruby port barrels, the Irish Distillers’ team promise that this will bring new complexity and depth to the Redbreast range.
Continue reading “Redbreast Release New Core Range 27 Year Old”
Irish Distillers – Pernod Ricard, have announced that they will be releasing the world’s most expensive Irish whiskey today. Just 44 bottles of this incredibly rare whiskey, will be released with a price tag of €35,000 per-bottle. Continue reading “Midleton’s 45 Year Old Peated Single Malt Set To Be World’s Most Expensive Irish Whiskey”
Killowen Distillery, Ireland’s smallest whiskey distillery, have lauchned their second expression of the their “Experimental Bonded Series”, a 10 year-old blended whiskey. This is the second expression in a series of experimental whiskeys that Killowen are set to release over the next two years. Continue reading “Ireland’s Smallest Whiskey Distillery Continues Experimental Bonded Series with 10 Year Old Acacia Finished Whiskey”
The results from the World Whiskies Awards 2020 were announced yesterday with a host of different whisk(e)y categories and styles from every whiskey producing country in the world being judged on a like for like basis. As always, there was a strong Irish contingent entered into the awards, that are judged in London. The whiskeys from Ireland were judged in the “Irish Whiskeys Category” which was broken down into a multitude of categories that sought to find the best Irish whiskeys in each category. Here are the list of winners. Continue reading “The Irish Victors at the World Whiskies Awards 2020”
Join us for another episode of Potstilled Radio, the only podcast dedicated solely to the exciting world of Irish whiskey. In this episode we travel to Dundalk, Co. Louth, to the Irish Whiskey Auctions, Ireland’s first whiskey auction website. It is here that we sat down with co-founder, Anthony Sheehy, who told about the success, trials and tribulations that he, and his wife Katie, have experienced in trying to set up a online whiskey auction site in Ireland. Continue reading “Episode 2.7 – Irish Whiskey Auctions Co-Founder – Anthony Sheehy”
Jameson are returning to the world stage with their much saught after St. Patrick’s Day limited edition bottlings for 2020, with new interactive features. Continue reading “Jameson St. Patrick’s Day 2020 Limited Edition Bottle Announced”
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?”
Powers Irish Whiskey, a true staple of the Irish whiskey industry, has unveiled a bold new bottle design for its range. Debuting on core expression Powers Gold Label in the USA from March 2020, the dynamic new look is set to turn heads as it diverts from the traditional Powers design to a new modern embossed bottle with new diamond label. Continue reading “Powers Whiskey’s Bold New Re-brand”
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”
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”
2019 has been an absolutely fantastic year for the Irish Whiskey industry!
We saw the European Union finally ratify the Geographic Indication (GI) on Irish Whiskey, giving it legal protection and provenance within the EU and it is now upheld in a number of strategic associate nations, such as, Japan and China. Continue reading “Potstilled’s Whiskeys of the Year 2019”
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”