This week, Clonakilty Distillery’s Single Batch Double Oak was announced as the ‘World’s Best Blended Irish Whiskey’ at the World Whiskies Awards 2020, at an online announcement ceremony. Continue reading “Clonakilty Distillery Win’s ‘World’s Best Blended Irish Whiskey’”
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”
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”
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”
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 this year the Dublin Liberties Distilleries unveiled a new innovation project that saw the distillery collaborating with some of Ireland’s leading craft breweries to create The Dubliner Whiskey Beer Cask Series. The first edition of this series saw the Dublin Liberties Distillery finish their Dubliner Irish Whiskey in beer casks that formerly held Rascals Coffee Stout, O’Hara’s Irish Stout and Five Lamps’ Red Ale. Continue reading “Dubliner Beer Cask Series – Review”
Walsh Whiskey have been on the release trail this year with a number of different core expression variations, annual additions and travel retail exclusives, and they show no signs of stopping now.
This week we saw Walsh Whiskey release an Aer Rianta International (ARI) travel retail exclusive, to coincide with the Rugby World Cup kicking off in Japan this month. Continue reading “Writers Tears Launches Mizunara Japanese Oak Cask Finish – Travel Retail Exclusive”
Jameson Irish Whiskey, which is produced by Irish Distillers in Midleton Distillery, has announced an exciting addition to its family of Irish whiskeys; Jameson Triple Triple.
Available exclusively in global travel retail from July, the new offering is a fresh take on the signature smoothness of Jameson that has been elevated through triple cask maturation – ideal for the adventurous whiskey drinker. Continue reading “IRISH DISTILLERS UNVEILS NEW TRAVEL RETAIL EXCLUSIVE – ‘JAMESON TRIPLE TRIPLE’”
To celebrate the launch of their new brand home and distillery, Diageo’s Roe & Co. have released a brand new whiskey which saw category giants collaborate with bartenders and industry professionals from Ireland to create a new blended whiskey that is designed to be intriguing both neat and in a cocktail. Continue reading “Roe & Co. Release New Curators’ Series to Toast New Distillery”
Join us as we review Powerscourt Distillery’s Premium Blended Whiskey – The Fercullen. Continue reading “Fercullen Premium Blend – A Review”
Aldi launches brand new and exclusive Ardfallen Irish Whiskey
Produced exclusively for Aldi by West Cork Distillers
Available in all 137 stores nationwide Continue reading “Ardfallen Irish Whiskey – Aldi Exclusive Blend from West Cork Distillers”
- 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”
From the day it was released this blend raised eyebrows for a number of reasons.
Firstly, this is one of the few Irish blends that prides itself on being just three years old. The back label of the European version upon release stated with pride of the youthful nature of the whiskey, to tie in with the brash nature of the band. Continue reading “The Pogues – A Review”
This Special Reserve is a triple blend, much like the majority of the family, of malt, grain and pot still whiskeys. In the Tullamore blends, the pot still is the only component that receives sherry aging, and not all of the pot still included at that. The 12 Year Old, is renowned for its sherry forward nose and palate. Brian Kingsman, Master Blender for William Grant & Sons, who own Tullamore Distillery, creates this blend with whiskeys no younger than twelve years old, with a larger component of sherried pot still in the blend. Continue reading “Tullamore D.E.W. 12 Year Old Special Reserve – A Review”
This whiskey was reviewed as a part of Drinks By the Dram’s, Irish Whiskey Advent Calendar, whiskey I sampled, enjoyed and reviewed across the Christmas season of 2018. The whiskey behind the advent door on this particular day is a firm favourite in the world of Irish whiskey, Teeling Small Batch. Continue reading “Teeling Small Batch – A Review”
The Silkie Irish whiskey is the first independent bottling from the soon to be constructed Sliabh Liag Distillery in Co. Donegal. Plans are in place to have this distillery constructed at some point in 2019 and, here they will distill both single pot still and single malt whiskeys that will be triple distilled and peated, following the traditional peating of whiskey in the Donegal region. Continue reading “The Silkie Blended Irish Whiskey – A Review”
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 “Hyde 1938 No. 6 Sherry Finish – A Review”
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”