2020 was a first for the World Whiskies Awards which were held behind closed doors today, due to concerns over the COVID-19. Continue reading “World Whiskies Awards 2020 Winners & Irish Winners”
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 from Ireland were judged in the “Irish Whiskeys Category” which was broken down into a multitude of categories that sought to find the best Irish whiskeys in each category. Here are the list of winners. Continue reading “The Irish Victors at the World Whiskies Awards 2020”
How long does spirit have to age for in casks to be considered “Irish Whiskey”? Many of you will instantly know that the answer is simply 3 years, although, some of you out there will clearly remember being on a tour in Ireland and being told that it was 3 years and a day. Unfortunately, I am here to explain why that is wrong. Continue reading “What’s in a day? Do you know the real minimum age requirement of Irish whiskey?”
Powers Whiskey are set to release a Powers Ready to Drink Cocktail (a category known as RTD’s) to appeal to younger generations of whiskey consumers. Continue reading “Powers Whiskey set to release Ready to Drink Cocktail”
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”
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”
Rushing seems to be the MO (Modus Operandi) of McGregor’s Proper No. Twelve Whiskey. The initial release of the whiskey was launched in a flurry of half completed and illegal decisions that, most notably, saw the whiskey released into the European market in 750ml bottles (EU legally requires spirits to be bottled in 700ml formats). Furthermore, their bespoke embossed green bottle was nowhere to be found and the replacement bottle was painted an odd green hue which did not bond with the glue of the label creating a very shabbily hashed together product. So, surely they can only go up from here? Continue reading “Round 2 for McGregor’s Proper No. Twelve”
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 Irish whiskey landscape for over five decades. Although, it seems that another Spot release flew under the radar at this event. Continue reading “Green Spot Cask Strength Single Cask”
“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 here with Potstilled.com.
Continue reading “A brand new Jameson and a brand new price hike”
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.
Continue reading “Time to do away with the dram”
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.
Continue reading “Irish Whiskey in America: the underdeveloped market”
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!
Continue reading “Whiskey Christmas Gift Guide”
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 Continue reading “Irish Whiskey Awards 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. Continue reading “Redbreast Lustau Edition”
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. Continue reading “Irish Whiskey; Myth or Fact”
The Irish Whiskey Society’s 916 commemorative bottling, Marrowbone Lane, has won “Silver Outstanding” at the International Wines and Spirits Competition. Continue reading “Marrowbone Lane wins “Silver Outstanding” at the IWSC”
“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. Continue reading “Powers ~ Three Swallow Release”