Dingle Distillery – Single Pot Still Batch 2 Review

Dingle Whiskeys are some of the most sought after whiskeys on the Irish market at the moment, which is no surprise that their whiskeys sell out in all retailers from almost the moment they go on sale. This was no different for the recently released Dingle Whiskey, Single Pot Still Batch 2. This whiskey went on general sale in late 2018 and was sold out in a matter of days. Continue reading “Dingle Distillery – Single Pot Still Batch 2 Review”

Advent #8 – Sadler’s Peaky Blinders

This whiskey is an unusual piece of the Irish whiskey fabric currently. It is tied to the immensely popular, period drama, Peaky Blinders. The whiskey was produced as a licenced product of the show and caused its own controversy in the Irish whiskey industry by plastering ‘Product of the British Isles’ across all of their bottles and whiskey advertising. Irish whiskey is an all island affair and does not differentiate between the North and the Republic. The phrase ‘British Isles’ is often a source of confusion and consternation owing to the geographical and political connotations of the words used. Continue reading “Advent #8 – Sadler’s Peaky Blinders”

Advent #7 – Roe & Co. Whiskey

The world of Irish Whiskey was shocked when Diageo made the announcement, in 2014, that they would be selling their stake in the Old Bushmills Irish Whiskey Distillery. It seemed that they would be leaving the Irish whiskey industry, right as it was on the cusp of a boom. Well their inactivity didn’t last too long. Roe & Co. Irish whiskey company was launched in early 2017 as the industry giant’s return to the category. Continue reading “Advent #7 – Roe & Co. Whiskey”

Irishman Single Malt – Coffee Stout Finish

Collaborations are becoming quite the thing in the world of whiskey at the moment. They are slightly more difficult to execute than collaborations in the beer world as the whiskey making process is measured in years rather than weeks like beer. Even still, whiskey producers are finding more and more ingenious ways to make joint creations that excite and amaze. Continue reading “Irishman Single Malt – Coffee Stout Finish”

The Palace Bar – Redbreast 17 Single Cask

The Palace Bar, in my opinion, is one of Dublin’s finest Victorian public houses. Nestled on the busy corner of Fleet Street, leading to Temple Bar, The Palace Bar has been delighting Dublin’s imbibers for the last two centuries. Opened in 1823 this establishment was operated by the Ryan family until its assumption by the current proprietors, the Aherns, in the 1940’s. This has been the watering hole of choice for many literary greats throughout the years and has had a long and deeply entwined history with whiskey in Dublin. Continue reading “The Palace Bar – Redbreast 17 Single Cask”

Advent #5 – Writers’ Tears Copper Pot

This is a whiskey that every Irish Whiskey drinker should have on their shelves at some point in their life. Writers Tears Copper Pot is the flagship expression from Walsh Whiskey’s Writers Tears range. Interestingly, it is a blend of 40% Single Pot Still and 60% Single Malt whiskeys aged in ex-bourbon barrels. Which for you eagle eyed readers out there will notice, means it has no grain whiskey added to the blend.
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Advent #4 – Kinahan’s 10 Year Single Malt

For any of you who are regular readers of Potstilled.com you may have seen me come across Kinahan’s Irish Whiskey before. This a copy and paste 10-Year-Old whiskey from the Cooley Distillery. For any of you that don’t know, ‘copy and paste Cooley’ is a colloquial term used in the whiskey industry to denote whiskeys that have been bought off the shelf from the Cooley distillery and released without any personalisation. The first thing I will say is, this in inherently good whiskey. Because Cooley make good whiskey. Very good whiskey in-fact, which is a God send for Irish whiskey based on how many brands source from this distillery. Continue reading “Advent #4 – Kinahan’s 10 Year Single Malt”

Advent #3 – Teeling Single Malt

Day #3 on our early advent has gotten off to a better start than yesterday. We are solidly back on the single malt train and let’s hope that we are riding it for a least a few more stops, because today’s malt is delicious!

Behind door number three we have the Teeling Whiskey Company’s Single Malt Irish whiskey and I am bringing you this review all the warm from The Hague, in the Netherlands. Continue reading “Advent #3 – Teeling Single Malt”

Red Spot – A Review

Unless you’ve been living under a rock recently you will be very aware that Irish Distillers just dropped the long awaited Red Spot Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey!

The whiskey was launched in the Mitchell & Sons old wine and whiskey maturation cellars, under the streets of Dublin’s Merrion Square. This was a very fitting location for the brand to be re-introduced to the world after nearly fifty years in absentia. The once core range whiskey was historically a fifteen year old, wine barrel matured single pot still from the John Jameson Distillery, Bow Street, Dublin. Continue reading “Red Spot – A Review”

McGregor’s Proper No. 12 Whiskey Review

As I’m sure you all know, the internet has been set alight by Conor McGregor’s entrance into the Irish whiskey industry with the announcement of his own blended whiskey ‘Proper No. Twelve’. The double champ is one of the most recognisable and followed people on the planet, and As I mentioned in my first article examining McGregor’s new whiskey, he has a greater social media following than any brand in the industry.

He is able to leverage his own brand to sell a consumer product, which is literally targeted at the 40 something million people that follow him across Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. His market reach is unimaginable. His first social media announcement about the brand garnered nearly two million likes in a matter of hours, which a reach of several times that number. Continue reading “McGregor’s Proper No. 12 Whiskey Review”

The Notorious’ Proper No. 12 Irish Whiskey

News broke this week that Conor McGregor is stepping out of the octagon and into the world of Irish whiskey. He has arrived, armed with his new brand of blended whiskey ‘Proper No.12’.

McGregor’s entry into the world of whiskey shouldn’t come as too much of a shock to those eagle eyed among you, as he has been touting the plans for his own whiskey brand ever since his defeat to Floyd Mayweather. Continue reading “The Notorious’ Proper No. 12 Irish Whiskey”

An Investigation into Malt

In our second collaboration of the year, we are proud to announce another liquid journey through the wonderful and often confusing world of Irish whiskey.

This time we have left the sunny southeast behind and we are headed for the European City of Culture 2020, Galway. It is here that we have collaborated with one of the most awarded whiskey bars in the country, Garavan’s, to deliver imbibers a liquid investigation to intrigue and delight.

This Potstilled flight attempts to take a scientific approach of comparing three identical malt samples that were aged and matured by three different companies. The purpose of this investigation is to discover how these different maturation programs can deliver wildly different whiskeys with their own DNA and myriad of flavours, distinct from the last. On this flight you will find three malt whiskeys, which have all been distilled in the Old Bushmills Distillery in Northern Ireland.
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