Kevin O'Gorman takes up the mantle as Master of Distillation & Maturation in the New Midleton Distillery. Brian Nation, the current Master Distiller is stepping down to work with a startup distillery in the United States.
The ballot for Redbreast's Dream Cask 28 Year old Ruby Port cask finish has now gone live. Find out all the details about this year's release and where you can sign up to be a part of the ballot here.
Potstilled Live - The Irish whiskey news live video series goes Live every Thursday at 8pm (GMT+1) or you can watch back on the Potstilled Youtube page. Just search 'Potstilled' on Youtube or click the link in text
Recently there have been many discussions around legislating for Irish brewers/distillers to only use Irish grown grain and I have written this to explain why I think that protectionist policies would be detrimental to the Irish whiskey industry
Whiskey Gift is an online personalised blending service that launched today from Cork, where You become the blender choosing to craft your bottle from any permutation of 12 source whiskeys. A well designed website and a cool idea
A whiskey's water source can often be lauded as one of the greatest differentiation points of a brand, but should a whiskey's water source be something we pay attention to? I'm here to tell you why I say, no.
The World Whiskies Awards winners in each category and the World's Best Irish whiskeys in each category also.
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... Continue Reading →
Powers Whiskey are set to release a Powers Ready to Drink Cocktail to appeal to younger generations of whiskey consumers.
Jameson's runaway success Caskmates' range has two new additions joining the ranks, this time from Chicago and the home of American hops, Yakima, Washington State.
Midleton Barry Crockett legacy gets a fancy new face lift. Explore the new look with Potstilled.com as we see how it reflects the new Midleton Very Rare line and take a look at some of the previous iterations of the label that never made it to market.
In Shocking Breaking News, the Walsh Whiskey brands demerge from Royal Oak Distillery with immediate effect. Read more inside.
The newest release from Jameson's Caskmates program. Beau's Red Ale Caskmates finish, exclusive for the LCBO, in Ontario, Canada.
Take a look at what Batch 2 has in store for McGregor's Proper No. Twelve Irish whiskey! What's changed, and what needed to be changed after the rushed release of Batch #1.
Tonight saw the launch of the newest expression of the Mitchell & Sons/Irish Distillers Spot Range, Red Spot. The event took place in Mitchell's old bonding cellars under the streets of Merrion Square, where attendees were brought through the heritage of the Spot Range and introduced to the whiskey that has been absent from the... Continue Reading →
"Dublin's only live maturation warehouse"... but who cares if it means a price hike? Jameson have announced the re-release of Jameson 18 with a hefty price increase. Check out the full story with Potstilled.com.
Explore why Matt believes that we should do away with the dram in Irish whiskey and embrace our own native culture when it comes to Irish whiskey.
Irish whiskey is exploding at the moment but the market for Irish whiskey in the United States focuses primarily on blended whiskeys and a lot will need to happen before the category is able to chip away at the incredible lead that our Scottish cousins have in the single malt category.
Christmas is a great time for gift giving and receiving. This is a quick whiskey gift guide for those looking for ideas for the whiskey lover in their life or a great link for dropping hints to your significant others!
The Irish Whiskey Awards 2016, took place in the Tullamore DEW distillery in Co. Offaly. Take a look at this consumer focused awards ceremony and the big winners for 2016
Redbreast whiskey is about to release the newest edition of its heavily sherried single pot still family. Join us as we examine the possibility that Redbreast is about to welcome a Lustau edition into the family.
Thus, this article is intended to debunk some of the common myths around Irish whiskey and to highlight some of things to look out for when buying Irish!
If you're a connoisseur or a new arrival to the category you might find a lot of the things that are touted as gospel turn out to be common misconceptions.
The Irish Whiskey Society's 916 commemorative bottling, Marrowbone Lane, has won “Silver Outstanding” at the International Wines and Spirits Competition.
“The Famous Galway Bay Whiskey"is a ten year old single malt that has been launched exclusively for the Galway Whiskey Trail
A look at the new Powers Three Swallow. Their newest mass scale edition to the Powers single pot still line.
I sat down for a virtual interview with Eimear Kelleher, international graduate brand ambassador for Tullamore DEW, to talk about how the brand is being received in the land of opportunity. Tullamore DEW which was bought over by Scottish giants William Grant and Son’s in 2010 has had an exciting 12 months. The spirit made... Continue Reading →
Taking a look at Midleton Dair Ghaelach. The first whiskey in over 100 years to be finished in Irish Oak.
A review of Mitchell and Sons first foray into the limited edition cask finish series, with the red wine finished Green spot single pot still whiskey.
Recently I was invited to attend a whiskey tasting evening out by the airport with the "Aviators Whiskey Society". The Aviators are a society established in October of last year for the employees of the airport duty free areas that had an interest in whiskey. The event I was invited to was promising a presentation from... Continue Reading →
So summer is in the air and as is a brand new release from Irish Distillers and Mitchell and Sons! Green Spot finished in Bordeaux wine casks! Supposedly chosen due to their long history with the Irish, the Chateau Leoville Barton! (check out the background info on Barton here http://www.donnybrookfair.ie/files/pdf/history_of_barton_guestier.pdf) The launch of this new Green... Continue Reading →
So today I found myself flicking through the Irish Times business section and I was greeted with a quick caption article (see picture above) about how, drinks giant, Diageo had just purchased Bushmills distillery in Northern Ireland for £200million. A bargain basement price considering that they just sold, the same, Bushmills distillery to tequila giants... Continue Reading →
Many of us a very familiar with Paddy Whiskey. An affordable and tasty blend from Irish Distillers that lends it's name from its legendary salesman from Co. Cork Paddy Flaherty. Supposedly very generous with tasting samples but sold buckets of the stuff and ultimately was honoured with his name on the bottle and IDL certainly earned... Continue Reading →
Whiskey fans in the US, it's time to buy Irish Whiskey. With the recently announced Quantitative Easing plan announced my Mario Dragi in the European Central Bank €60 billion euro in assets are going to be purchased by the ECB and National Central Banks, each month until September 2016. A big side effect of QE is... Continue Reading →