Join us as we sit down with Noel Sweeney, the Master Distiller of Powerscourt Distillery, which is nestled in the grounds of the 3rd Best Private Garden in the world, Powerscourt Estate, in Co. Wicklow, Ireland. Continue reading “Episode 14 – Noel Sweeney, Master Distiller Powerscourt Distillery”
- A Blend of Single Pot Still and Malt Whiskeys
- Aged in Ex-Bourbon & Cognac Casks
- 46% ABV
- Non-Chill Filtered
- RRP €55 Ireland / $64.99 USA
J.J. Corry Irish Whiskey, Ireland’s first modern whiskey bonder, has launched The Battalion, a blended Irish Whiskey with Mezcal and Tequila cask influence.
The Battalion is a 60% 9 Year old Grain and 40% 13 Year old Malt Blend bottled at 41%.
Batch 1 will consist of an edition of 700 bottles in 500ml format with an RRP of 65 euro.
Continue reading “JJ Corry Releases World’s First Tequila & Mezcal Inspired Whiskey”
In this episode, International Sales director for the Hinch Distillery, Michael Morris, at Japan’s world renowned, food and drink’s exhibition, Foodex.
In Japan, Michael took the time to sit down with us and talk us through their new brand that is launching globally with five new whiskeys, that cross the malt, blends and single pot still categories. This is an exciting new entrant for the Irish market as this marks the first sourced single pot still whiskey to enter the Irish market. Continue reading “Episode 13 – Hinch Distillery Company -Michael Morris”
In what is a subtle but brilliant stroke of marketing genius, Dingle Distillery are revealing their long awaited Batch 4 Single Malt and Cask Strength to the world on the 4th of the 4th this year. If all the 4’s weren’t enough to entice you, well then how about the global first look at the newest expressions from one of the world’s most in demand Irish Single Malt ranges? Dingle has seen a whirlwind success with their annual batch releases that excite and entice fans of the Irish whiskey industry across the globe. Continue reading “Dingle Batch 4 Single Malt & Cask Strength Release”
They say that history is cyclical, that humans are doomed to repeat themselves if we do not learn from those who have gone before us. Well this is one instance that I am delighted history is repeating itself. Once again bars are curating their own stocks of whiskeys from some of Ireland’s best distilleries. Continue reading “Sonny Molloy’s Redbreast 16 Year Old Single Cask – A Review”
Every year the World Whiskies Awards organises rounds and rounds of blind tastings with panels of hand selected judges, all in the bid to discover which whiskies are the Best in the World. The awards ceremony took place last night, March 28th, on the eve of Whisky Live London, with the Irish making history, as they took the title for “World’s Best Single Malt” for the first time. Continue reading “Teeling Take Title for World’s Best Single Malt”
Potstilled.com has been a fantastic outlet for my musings in relation to the Irish whiskey industry over the last four years (it was our website’s birthday this week *woo*), it has given me opportunities to travel the length and breadth of the country, seeking out some of the best whiskeys that are created on this beautiful island of ours. Now, with March, the busiest period of the year for the whiskey industry, well and truly behind us for another year, I thought I would take a moment and reflect on some of the absolutely amazing whiskeys that I had the good fortune to try in 2018. Continue reading “Potstilled’s Whiskey of the Year 2018”
In this episode, Chapelgate Irish whiskey company founder, Louise Mc Guane, sits down with us and talks us through the foundation of JJ Corry Irish whiskey and the trials and tribulations that she faced while reviving Ireland’s lost history of whiskey bonding. As a little bonus, Louise announced for the first time, globally, her plans to honor the Saint Patrick’s Battalion, with a brand new JJ Corry expression. Continue reading “Episode 12 – Chapelgate Whiskey Founder – Louise Mc Guane”
Irish whiskey giant, Jameson Irish Whiskey, are quickly growing their supporter base of beer cask whiskey finished series, ‘Caskmates’. This overnight success has seen an estimated quarter million 9litre case increase for the behemoth of the category. A fantastic feat when they have seen almost no cannibalization of their Jameson ‘original’ market share either. Continue reading “Jameson Whiskey’s Newest Caskmates Collaborations”
Join us for episode 11 of Potstilled Radio where we get a behind the scenes look at the new Dublin Liberties Distillery, which has just opened in the heart of the Dublin Liberties. Continue reading “Episode 11 – An Advanced Look at the Dublin Liberties Distillery”
In Potstilled Radio, episode 10, we sit down with Irish Distillers’ Prestige Ambassador, Michael Cowman. Having started his professional career in the Irish Navy, he takes us through his international career progression from sailor to brand ambassador. Continue reading “Episode 10 – Irish Distillers Prestige Ambassador – Michael Cowman”
Dingle Whiskeys are some of the most sought after whiskeys on the Irish market at the moment, which is no surprise that their whiskeys sell out in all retailers from almost the moment they go on sale. This was no different for the recently released Dingle Whiskey, Single Pot Still Batch 2. This whiskey went on general sale in late 2018 and was sold out in a matter of days. Continue reading “Dingle Distillery – Single Pot Still Batch 2 Review”
As the members of the TTB in the United States work furiously to chip away at the label submission backlog of an estimated ten thousand labels, we are starting to see some real gems of Irish whiskeys appear, destined for the US market. Continue reading “Dingle Distillery – Single Malt Batch 4”
As many of you will know, the famed US government shut down has been temporarily been put on hold, federal workers are re-filling their posts and the cogs in the giant US government wheel, start to turn once more….. well for three weeks to be precise.
This shut down unfortunately made for big delays in Irish whiskey…
Continue reading “Glendalough 25 Year Old Single Malt – Irish Oak Finish”
It has already been an exciting year for Irish Distillers’ re-brands and it is only the 25th day of 2019.
Previously in the month, we saw a re-fresh of the Jameson original, and caskmates ranges, nevermind 2018’s re-brand of Midleton Very Rare. Well now we are seeing the much loved Barry Crockett Legacy. Continue reading “Midleton Barry Crockett Legacy Re-Brand”
WALSH WHISKEY & ILLVA SARONNO AGREE TO DEMERGE JOINT-VENTURE
Whiskey brands and distillery businesses split with immediate effect and without redundancies. Continue reading “Walsh Whiskey Brands Demerge from Royal Oak Distillery”
Potstilled Radio is back for 2019 and we are kicking off the year with an interview with Diageo’s European Ambassador for their first ever start up distillery, Roe & Co. Continue reading “Episode 9 – Roe & Co. European Ambassador – Alan Mulvihill”
Jameson Irish Whiskey, the world leading Irish whiskey brand, have come into 2019 swinging, with a fresh new label for their core range. Continue reading “Jameson Original & Caskmates re-fresh label and bottle designs”
It seems that Wild Geese Whiskey is returning to the markets once again, after a several year hiatus of releases, due to what we assume was issues with supply of stock. Continue reading “Wild Geese – Untamed Cask Strength”