Episode 2.5 – The Shed Distillery Inaugural Pot Still Release – Founder PJ Rigney

Sit down with us in this episode as we chat to PJ RIgney, the founder of The Shed Distillery, which was the first distillery in Connaught in over 101 years. In this episode we discuss The Shed’s Inaugural Drumshanbo Single Pot Still release, the first whiskey distilled and released from the distillery in county Leitrim. Continue reading “Episode 2.5 – The Shed Distillery Inaugural Pot Still Release – Founder PJ Rigney”

Episode 2.3 – Glendalough Pot Still – Co-Founder Kevin Keenan

Join us in this episode as we sit down with Kevin Keenan, Co-Founder of Glendalough Distillery, as he brings us through some of the history of the company, their new release Pot Still Finished in Irish Oak and listen how he describes their two up coming releases a 17 year old in Mizunara and a 25 year old also in Irish Oak. Continue reading “Episode 2.3 – Glendalough Pot Still – Co-Founder Kevin Keenan”

Episode 2.1 – Malt Vs Mashbill – Fionnán O’Connor on Single Pot Still Whiskey

Welcome to series two of Potstilled Radio!

Welcome back to our audio investigation into what makes the world of Irish whiskey tick.

In this episode, I sit down with the author of the #1 resource on single pot still whiskey history in Ireland, Fionnán O’Connor. Continue reading “Episode 2.1 – Malt Vs Mashbill – Fionnán O’Connor on Single Pot Still Whiskey”

Episode 13 – Hinch Distillery Company -Michael Morris

In this episode, International Sales director for the Hinch Distillery, Michael Morris, at Japan’s world renowned, food and drink’s exhibition, Foodex.

In Japan, Michael took the time to sit down with us and talk us through their new brand that is launching globally with five new whiskeys, that cross the malt, blends and single pot still categories. This is an exciting new entrant for the Irish market as this marks the first sourced single pot still whiskey to enter the Irish market. Continue reading “Episode 13 – Hinch Distillery Company -Michael Morris”

Episode 12 – Chapelgate Whiskey Founder – Louise Mc Guane

In this episode, Chapelgate Irish whiskey company founder, Louise Mc Guane, sits down with us and talks us through the foundation of JJ Corry Irish whiskey and the trials and tribulations that she faced while reviving Ireland’s lost history of whiskey bonding. As a little bonus, Louise announced for the first time, globally, her plans to honor the Saint Patrick’s Battalion, with a brand new JJ Corry expression. Continue reading “Episode 12 – Chapelgate Whiskey Founder – Louise Mc Guane”

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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Episode 1: Slane Whiskey Founder – Alex Conyngham

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”