Ireland’s First Fully Matured Hungarian Oak Cask Single Malt is Released For Sale – Dingle Distillery Founding Fathers Zoltán’s Special #1

Today we saw the launch of Ireland’s first single malt whiskey matured fully in virgin Hungarian Oak, to go on limited edition sale in the Republic of Ireland. Continue reading “Ireland’s First Fully Matured Hungarian Oak Cask Single Malt is Released For Sale – Dingle Distillery Founding Fathers Zoltán’s Special #1”

Walsh Whiskey Release 2019 Vintage Irishman Vintage Cask

Walsh Whiskey, has released the 2019 vintage of The Irishman Vintage Cask, a rare cask strength Irish whiskey expression. This year’s vintage is limited to 2,346 bottles worldwide.  Each bottle is uniquely numbered and signed by the company’s co-founder and Managing Director – Bernard Walsh. The Irishman Vintage Cask 2019 edition is the 11th release since 2008, when it was the first triple-distilled Cask Strength Irish whiskey released in over half a century. Continue reading “Walsh Whiskey Release 2019 Vintage Irishman Vintage Cask”

Dingle Batch 4 Single Malt & Cask Strength Release

In what is a subtle but brilliant stroke of marketing genius, Dingle Distillery are revealing their long awaited Batch 4 Single Malt and Cask Strength to the world on the 4th of the 4th this year. If all the 4’s weren’t enough to entice you, well then how about the global first look at the newest expressions from one of the world’s most in demand Irish Single Malt ranges? Dingle has seen a whirlwind success with their annual batch releases that excite and entice fans of the Irish whiskey industry across the globe. Continue reading “Dingle Batch 4 Single Malt & Cask Strength Release”

Teeling Take Title for World’s Best Single Malt

Every year the World Whiskies Awards organises rounds and rounds of blind tastings with panels of hand selected judges, all in the bid to discover which whiskies are the Best in the World. The awards ceremony took place last night, March 28th, on the eve of Whisky Live London, with the Irish making history, as they took the title for “World’s Best Single Malt” for the first time. Continue reading “Teeling Take Title for World’s Best Single Malt”

Potstilled’s Whiskey of the Year 2018

Potstilled.com has been a fantastic outlet for my musings in relation to the Irish whiskey industry over the last four years (it was our website’s birthday this week *woo*), it has given me opportunities to travel the length and breadth of the country, seeking out some of the best whiskeys that are created on this beautiful island of ours. Now, with March, the busiest period of the year for the whiskey industry, well and truly behind us for another year, I thought I would take a moment and reflect on some of the absolutely amazing whiskeys that I had the good fortune to try in 2018. Continue reading “Potstilled’s Whiskey of the Year 2018”

Glendalough 25 Year Old Single Malt – Irish Oak Finish

As many of you will know, the famed US government shut down has been temporarily been put on hold, federal workers are re-filling their posts and the cogs in the giant US government wheel, start to turn once more….. well for three weeks to be precise.

This shut down unfortunately made for big delays in Irish whiskey…
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That Boutique-y whisky company 8 Year Old Single Malt – A Review

If you don’t know these guys, they are an independent bottling company from Scotland that are affiliate of (if not directly owned by) Master of Malt. They purchase casks from distilleries across the globe, age them in whatever fun or crazy way they so desire and then usually release them at cask strength with fun graphic novel style labels with tonnes of in jokes and puns. Continue reading “That Boutique-y whisky company 8 Year Old Single Malt – A Review”

Irishman Single Malt – A Review

This whiskey was reviewed as a part of the Drinks By the Dram’s Irish whiskey Advent Calendar during the Christmas season of 2018. Thankfully the door on this particular day was good to me with a drop of Walsh Whiskey’s Irishman Single Malt whiskey. Bottled at 40% ABV this is the second Walsh Whiskey expression to make an appearance in the Advent Calendar, read our Writers’ Tears Copper Pot review here. Continue reading “Irishman Single Malt – A Review”

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”

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”

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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