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”
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”
This whiskey is a fun one out of West Cork Distillers. If you’ve been following our collaboration series with different whiskey bars around the country you will know that on our first flight with the Dylan Whiskey Bar this expression featured heavily. Continue reading “Advent #6 – Glengarriff Series Peated Cask”
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.
Continue reading “Advent #5 – Writers’ Tears Copper Pot”
For any of you who are regular readers of Potstilled.com you may have seen me come across Kinahan’s Irish Whiskey before. This a copy and paste 10-Year-Old whiskey from the Cooley Distillery. For any of you that don’t know, ‘copy and paste Cooley’ is a colloquial term used in the whiskey industry to denote whiskeys that have been bought off the shelf from the Cooley distillery and released without any personalisation. The first thing I will say is, this in inherently good whiskey. Because Cooley make good whiskey. Very good whiskey in-fact, which is a God send for Irish whiskey based on how many brands source from this distillery. Continue reading “Advent #4 – Kinahan’s 10 Year Single Malt”
Day #3 on our early advent has gotten off to a better start than yesterday. We are solidly back on the single malt train and let’s hope that we are riding it for a least a few more stops, because today’s malt is delicious!
Behind door number three we have the Teeling Whiskey Company’s Single Malt Irish whiskey and I am bringing you this review all the warm from The Hague, in the Netherlands. Continue reading “Advent #3 – Teeling Single Malt”
As the second day is upon us, and upon opening the second door still giddy over our first day treat, Tullamore D.E.W. 18-year-old single malt, there was little that could really top that. Day two has certainly taken a swing across the spectrum from the super-premium to the value segment with Paddy Irish whiskey. Continue reading “Advent #2 – Paddy Irish Whiskey”
They say, that in life you only have one opportunity to make a first impression. And even then, it can be a challenge to make a good one at that.
When I received my Drinks By The Dram Irish Whiskey Advent Calendar, I wasn’t sure what to expect. A collection of 24 random Irish whiskeys could literally generate any number of good, bad or indifferent experiences when you crack open that first door. The first impression is incredibly important for a project like this, it’s a sizable treat for yourself or another. Continue reading “Advent #1 – Tullamore D.E.W. 18 Year Old”
Halloween is over, and the Christmas season has officially begun. I for one am a big fan of the holiday season, as I pen this article, I am adorned in my favourite Christmas themed shirt and sweatshirt. Why so early in November you might ask? Well, it is because the lovely folks at Drinks By The Dram have been kind enough to choose Potstilled.com as one of their recipients for their beautifully themed Irish Whiskey Advent Calendar. Continue reading “The Irish Whiskey Advent Calendar”