Advent #9 – Hyde 1938 No. 6 Sherry Finish

Hyde whiskey has been hot on the release trail over the last few years adding a number of different editions to their already impressive family range of whiskeys. Today we are reviewing Hyde 1938 No. 6 Sherry Cask Finish blend, which comes to us thanks to the guys at Drinks By the Dram, through their Irish whiskey Advent Calendar. Continue reading “Advent #9 – Hyde 1938 No. 6 Sherry Finish”

Advent #8 – Sadler’s Peaky Blinders

This whiskey is an unusual piece of the Irish whiskey fabric currently. It is tied to the immensely popular, period drama, Peaky Blinders. The whiskey was produced as a licenced product of the show and caused its own controversy in the Irish whiskey industry by plastering ‘Product of the British Isles’ across all of their bottles and whiskey advertising. Irish whiskey is an all island affair and does not differentiate between the North and the Republic. The phrase ‘British Isles’ is often a source of confusion and consternation owing to the geographical and political connotations of the words used. Continue reading “Advent #8 – Sadler’s Peaky Blinders”

Advent #7 – Roe & Co. Whiskey

The world of Irish Whiskey was shocked when Diageo made the announcement, in 2014, that they would be selling their stake in the Old Bushmills Irish Whiskey Distillery. It seemed that they would be leaving the Irish whiskey industry, right as it was on the cusp of a boom. Well their inactivity didn’t last too long. Roe & Co. Irish whiskey company was launched in early 2017 as the industry giant’s return to the category. Continue reading “Advent #7 – Roe & Co. Whiskey”

Irishman Single Malt – Coffee Stout Finish

Collaborations are becoming quite the thing in the world of whiskey at the moment. They are slightly more difficult to execute than collaborations in the beer world as the whiskey making process is measured in years rather than weeks like beer. Even still, whiskey producers are finding more and more ingenious ways to make joint creations that excite and amaze. Continue reading “Irishman Single Malt – Coffee Stout Finish”

The Palace Bar – Redbreast 17 Single Cask

The Palace Bar, in my opinion, is one of Dublin’s finest Victorian public houses. Nestled on the busy corner of Fleet Street, leading to Temple Bar, The Palace Bar has been delighting Dublin’s imbibers for the last two centuries. Opened in 1823 this establishment was operated by the Ryan family until its assumption by the current proprietors, the Aherns, in the 1940’s. This has been the watering hole of choice for many literary greats throughout the years and has had a long and deeply entwined history with whiskey in Dublin. Continue reading “The Palace Bar – Redbreast 17 Single Cask”

Advent #5 – Writers’ Tears Copper Pot

This is a whiskey that every Irish Whiskey drinker should have on their shelves at some point in their life. Writers Tears Copper Pot is the flagship expression from Walsh Whiskey’s Writers Tears range. Interestingly, it is a blend of 40% Single Pot Still and 60% Single Malt whiskeys aged in ex-bourbon barrels. Which for you eagle eyed readers out there will notice, means it has no grain whiskey added to the blend.
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