Read about one of the world's most sought after Irish whiskeys which hardly ever has its seal broken! Take a trip with us to discover what Dingle SPS Batch 2 tastes like and discover how the Dingle DNA is beginning to flourish.
Irish Distillers have announced a packaging re-fresh for their core range of Jameson expressions. The move has already been approved by US authorities, we expect to see these new packs rolled out soon.
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... Continue Reading →
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... Continue Reading →
Step into the world of whiskey collaborations as we take a look at what comes from the curious minds of the best whiskey bar in Ireland and Walsh Whiskey.
Take a journey with me as I examine the Redbreast 17 Year Old Single Cask, Cask Strength whiskey from the Palace bar, Dublin.
Writers Tears Copper Pot goes under the microscope for advent review #5
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.
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.
As the second day is upon us, and upon opening the second door still giddy over our first day treat, Tullamore D.E.W. 18-year-old single malt, there was little that could really top that. Day two has certainly taken a swing across the spectrum from the super-premium to the value segment with Paddy Irish whiskey. Paddy... Continue Reading →
Take a journey with Potstilled as we deep dive into McGregor's Proper No. Twelve Irish Whiskey on the first day of its release.
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’. Join us as we take a look at McGregor's first foray into the world of Irish whiskey and what is in store for him.
Whiskey DNA can be derived from a number of sources and in this platter we work with the folk in Garavan's Bar, Galway to investigate the malt DNA of three different whiskey, which all started life as Bushmills new make but we matured in three different maturation warehouses.
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.
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.
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.
“The Famous Galway Bay Whiskey"is a ten year old single malt that has been launched exclusively for the Galway Whiskey Trail
Take a look into the two new trilogies from Jameson Irish whiskey. Appearing to be targeted at both travel and general retail markets, interesting things seem to be coming down the line for Jameson.
A look at the new Powers Three Swallow. Their newest mass scale edition to the Powers single pot still line.
A guide to Midleton's Very Rare whiskey. History, tasting notes and collectibility.
Taking a look at Midleton Dair Ghaelach. The first whiskey in over 100 years to be finished in Irish Oak.
A review of Mitchell and Sons first foray into the limited edition cask finish series, with the red wine finished Green spot single pot still whiskey.
A look at one of Teeling's first collaborative ventures. This was a single cask offering of white port finishing on their signature single malt.
Dair Ghaelach (which means "Irish oak" in Irish) is the new release from the Midleton pot still range. A premium pot still release that has been matured for 15-22 years in ex bourbon casks finished in virgin Irish oak for ten months. This is the first time in a very long time that Irish Oak... Continue Reading →
So summer is in the air and as is a brand new release from Irish Distillers and Mitchell and Sons! Green Spot finished in Bordeaux wine casks! Supposedly chosen due to their long history with the Irish, the Chateau Leoville Barton! (check out the background info on Barton here http://www.donnybrookfair.ie/files/pdf/history_of_barton_guestier.pdf) The launch of this new Green... Continue Reading →
So I've strayed away from the Old Pulteney range ever since I smashed a bottle of the 21 year old on the floor, in the bar I used to manage in Vancouver, when loading in new inventory.... I know..... Thankfully though, I was doing a good enough job there not to get in any real... Continue Reading →
So I have sold a tonne of Macallan gold but never actually tried it myself. Macallan's 1824 series sees the Gold officially as the baby of the group. They brought back the sherry finish/maturation that made them famous after the awful reputation that the fine oak series awarded them. The gold replaced the 10 year... Continue Reading →
Roommate brought this home from the duty free in Switzerland. Not usually a dram I would have jumped out for but cant say no to a friend offering a dram! Colour: Straw Yellow Nose: Candyhop sweetness, hints of toffee and stewed apples. Palate: Light open, tofee sweetness, subdued spice, malt and pears Finish: Long dry... Continue Reading →
Very approachable, entry level dram. On special in the pub this weekend for the Ireland vs Scotland game. Couldn't say no to a glass or two at knockdown prices! Colour: Rich gold. Nose: Sweetness upfront, fruit, toffee and nuts. Palate: Full bodied. Spice up front, caramel, sherry sweetness & thick malty taste. Finish: Medium finish.... Continue Reading →
A review of Gilby's famous Redbreast 12 year old single pot still whiskey.
So with all the talk of Quarter Cask and A'bunadh convincing so many staunch anti-NAS fanatics I felt like I ought to give this at least a try! Had this dram in the lovely Albanch bar on the Royal Mile in Edinburgh. Abelour A'bunadh - Batch 47. 60.7% Abv Nose: ripe fruits, strong alcohol presence, raisins,... Continue Reading →
Colour: Amber gold. Nose (without water) : Toasted nuts, nugat, honey comb, hint of raisins. Palate (w/o water): Delicate open, toasted wood, walnut, bourbon sweetness, light sherry influence, Finish (w/o water): beautiful lingering of toasted wood, burnt sugar, slight lingering spice and finally some light sherry notes. ==== Nose (with water): Sweet honeycomb, nut, toasted wood, raisin/sherry completely gone.... Continue Reading →