Episode 8 – Dublin Liberties Distillery – Darryl McNally & Geoff Speiran

Sit back, relax and join us as we sit down with two of the Dublin Liberties Distillery team, in our first ever double guest episode. In this episode we sit down with Darryl McNally the Director of Irish Whiskey and Geoff Speiran Global Whiskey Ambassador to talk all things about their company’s new distillery venture in the heart of the Liberties as well as the exciting year that they’ve had launching the Dead Rabbit Irish WhiskeyContinue reading “Episode 8 – Dublin Liberties Distillery – Darryl McNally & Geoff Speiran”

Episode 7 – Dick Mack’s Dingle – Finn Mac Donnell

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”

Episode 6: Micil Distillery Founder – Pádraic Ó’Graillais

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”

Episode 5: Tullamore D.E.W. Distillery Ambassador – Kevin Pigott

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”

Episode 4: Dingle Distillery Master Distiller – Michael Walsh

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 todayContinue reading “Episode 4: Dingle Distillery Master Distiller – Michael Walsh”

Episode 3: Clonakilty Distillery Founder – Michael Scully

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.
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