Dick Mack’s Pub in Dingle, County Kerry, is a traditional pub in, what is, the most Westerly town in Europe. While this seems like an unlikely location for a whiskey pilgrimage site, Dick Mack’s, under the guidance of Finn Mac Donnell (and a helping hand from Peter White), has become one of Ireland’s leading whiskey watering holes. Continue reading “Episode 7 – Dick Mack’s Dingle – Finn Mac Donnell”
For this episode we have taken a step back in time to examine the roots of Irish whiskey, Poitín.
Poitín /potcheen/, which literally means ‘little pot’, is the term to describe unaged whiskey spirit, which would have been the back bone of many rural communities in Ireland throughout the generations. Continue reading “Episode 6: Micil Distillery Founder – Pádraic Ó’Graillais”
Take a journey with us as we travel to the centre of Ireland to sit down with Tullamore D.E.W.’s Ireland and Distillery Ambassador, Kevin Pigott. Sit and sip while we discover all about what makes Tullamore D.E.W. the second most popular Irish whiskey in the world.
As always, Kevin gives us an amazing insight into the brand and what it is like to work at the Tullamore Distillery. He also gives us a peak behind the scenes to learn why the peat from the site of the distillery will never be used in peated whiskey, and what other towns almost became the future home of this beautiful new distillery. Continue reading “Episode 5: Tullamore D.E.W. Distillery Ambassador – Kevin Pigott”
Welcome back WhiskeyPhiles to another Episode of Potstilled Radio.
This week we take a trip to the most westerly town in Ireland, Dingle, Co. Kerry. It was here that we sat down over a taoscán with the youngest Head Distiller in Ireland, Michael Walsh. It was here in Dingle Distillery that we had a conversation over a whiskey (and a microphone) where we discussed all things about the whiskeys future, how Michael rose to the position that he was in today and the insane prices that Dingle whiskeys are achieving at auction today. Continue reading “Episode 4: Dingle Distillery Master Distiller – Michael Walsh”
In Episode three I sit down with Michael Scully, the Founder of Clonakilty Distillery, in the active work-site of his future distillery. This week we diverged from the whiskey to have a chat over a glass of Minke gin. Whilst nosing the Rock Samphire, in the gin, we had an in-depth discussion about the future of the distillery, the revival of almost extinct malting barley varieties and the process of ‘slow cutting’ whiskey. Listen in to episode three to find out what the town of Clonakilty, County Cork, has in store for the future of Irish whiskey.
Continue reading “Episode 3: Clonakilty Distillery Founder – Michael Scully”
Potstilled Radio is your independent Irish whiskey podcast that sits down with the people that make the Irish whiskey industry one of the fastest growing and most exciting industries in the world.
Each episode we will go behind the scenes to find out what goes into making these great brands as well as some of the stories that couldn’t be included in the marketing mix! Continue reading “Episode 1: Slane Whiskey Founder – Alex Conyngham”