For the third year, the Icons of Whisky Ireland awards are celebrating the emerald isle’s whiskey resurgence, which has been driven by dedicated and passionate people, bars, producers and retailers. Continue reading “Potstilled Nominated at Icons of Whisky 2020 – We Need Your Vote”
It is the time of year where we welcome to the results of the Irish Whiskey Awards once again. The Irish Whiskey Awards are one of the most important awards ceremonies for Irish Whiskey companies and it is certainly the only awards ceremony that sees the majority of the Irish Whiskey brands in attendance. Continue reading “Full List of Irish Whiskey Awards & Gold Medal 2019 Winners”
We are delgihted to have teamed up with the Irish Whiskey Museum to celebrate their Whiskey and Cheese pairings that will be taking place across three Fridays in October to celebrate “Taste the Island”, a Fáilte Ireland initiative. Continue reading “Competition – Win 2 Tickets To Irish Whiskey Museum’s Whiskey & Cheese Pairing”
Arguably one of the most iconic drinks associated with Ireland, Irish whiskey is currently undergoing a huge renaissance period both at home and abroad. The Irish Whiskey Museum, the first place to learn about everything Uisce beatha is proud to present a series of Whiskey and Cheese Pairing Events this October as part of Fáilte Ireland’s ‘Taste the Island’ campaign. Continue reading “IRISH WHISKEY MUSEUM TO LAUNCH WHISKEY & CHEESE PAIRING EVENINGS THIS OCTOBER AS PART OF ‘TASTE THE ISLAND’”
Teeling Whiskey Company have recently received approval from the United States’ Alcohol, Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) for their Dublin born Single Pot Still to enter the United States. Continue reading “Teeling’s Single Pot Still – Destined for the United States”
In April of this year, the first signs of a possible Redbreast rebrand appeared on the TTB’s approval forum online. This indicated that the world’s leading Single Pot Still Whiskey was going to get a face lift and that is exactly what happened. Continue reading “Redbreast Rebrands Core Range”
CELTIC WHISKEY RELEASES EXTREMELY RARE ‘THE DINGLE CELT’ WHISKEY FOR AUCTION Continue reading “The Dingle Celt – Celtic Whiskey Shop Releases 18 Dingle Single Cask Bottles for Auction”
To celebrate World Whiskey Day 2019, the folks at Irish Distillers, and Redbreast Whiskey have launched Midleton Distillery’s first ever Pedro Ximénez cask finished whiskey.
The Redbreast Dream Cask PX Edition is a 20 year old, single cask, Single Pot Still Irish whiskey that was created by Master Blender, Billy Leighton, in collaboration with blender, Dave McCabe. Continue reading “Redbreast Dream Cask 20 Year Old Pedro Ximénez Edition”
Powers Whiskey are set to release a Powers Ready to Drink Cocktail (a category known as RTD’s) to appeal to younger generations of whiskey consumers. Continue reading “Powers Whiskey set to release Ready to Drink Cocktail”
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”
It seems that Wild Geese Whiskey is returning to the markets once again, after a several year hiatus of releases, due to what we assume was issues with supply of stock. Continue reading “Wild Geese – Untamed Cask Strength”
It is the time of the year that we are prepping the Christmas stockings with gifts for loved ones and work colleagues! It can be a difficult time of year to find the perfect gift, which is why, we here at Potstilled are bringing you our Christmas gift guide for that special whiskey lover in your life. Continue reading “Potstilled’s Holiday Gift Guide”
In the world of distilled spirits there are thousands of award shows that you can enter. Each harping greater accolades and greater audiences in attempts to collect your entrance fees for themselves. Everyday there seems to be another gold star from an awards circuit that you’ve never heard of adorning a bottle of whiskey that you’ve never seen before. While they may seem silly and somewhat pointless, consumers do buy with their eyes and these gold awards help may brands stand out on the shelves. These sticker add ons, give consumers confidence that what they are buying is quality. After-all, distilled spirits producers are asking consumers to part with a decent chunk of hard-earned cash, long before they ever get to taste the product, so these awards can be very helpful. So are there awards that are worth their weight in gold? Continue reading “The Top Awards Show of the Year – The Irish Whiskey Awards 2018”
The Second Coming of Irish whiskey is truly upon us. The whiskey renaissance is only starting in earnest now as the distilleries across the country start to build their own liquid identities for themselves. Truly exciting times ahead.
Continue reading “The Second Coming of Irish Whiskey”
“Dublin’s only live maturation warehouse”… but who cares if it means a price hike? Jameson have announced the re-release of Jameson 18 with a hefty price increase. Check out the full story here with Potstilled.com.
Continue reading “A brand new Jameson and a brand new price hike”
Take a look at Potstilled’s top choices for Saint Patrick’s Day this year! Step out of the world of car bombs and green beer and see what else the world of Irish whiskey has to offer this festive season!
Continue reading “Saint Patrick’s Day Gift Guide”
Blind drunk has more complex origins than just getting black out at a bar. Dive into an etymological rabbit hole with me and discover how alcohol can not only take away sight but also restore it.
Continue reading “Wanna get blind drunk tonight?”
Walsh Whiskey Distillery has officially opened in Royal Oak, Co. Carlow. This €25m development will have a capacity of 8million bottles of Irish whiskey per annum. Continue reading “The Walsh Whiskey Distillery”
Jameson Caskmates is one of the newest additions to the Jameson family. This is a guide for all aspects of Caskmates, from the idea conception to the global release. Come have a look. Continue reading “Jameson Caskmates: A Guide”
When you think of the whisk(e)y producing regions of the world, Australia wouldn’t be at the top of everybody’s’ list. That said, Australia’s whisky producers are doing their best to change that. In particular, quality distilleries are popping up all over the island of Tasmania. The island has a rich history with distilling that was unfortunately hampered by a prohibition that lasted over 150 years. Since its repeal in the 1990’s many new Tasmanian distilleries have been making a name for themselves on the world stage. Probably most notably, Sullivan’s Cove has hauled in more awards for its whisky than most distillers could dream about. Furthermore, the demand for their highly awarded “French Oak” has seen the retail prices per bottle hit highs of $350AUD.
My own personal experience with Tasmanian whisky was not Sullivan’s Cove but in fact a beautiful cask strength sherry cask whisky, from the guys at the Old Hobart Distillery. The name of the distillery might not ring many bells but their whisky “Overeem” is certainly known in whisky communities around the world. Their whisky is of very good quality, produced in small batches and at cask strength. Casey Overeem (owner) has dedicated the company to making quality whisky with no additives or impurities. I recently even got to meet the guys from Old Hobart on their tour around Scotland and Ireland’s distilleries.
Although, Sullivan’s Cove and Overeem aren’t the only names in Tasmanian whisky to keep an eye out for.
Recently, family friends/roving whisk(e)y reporters David and Michele Fay checked out some of what the other distilleries around Tasmania had to offer. Thankfully for me (who has never set foot in Australia) they got to check out some of the behind the scenes action in the distilleries and sample some of the highly sought after nectar before reporting it all back to us here at Potstilled!
I think you’ll agree that the whiskies sampled by David and Michele sound fantastic and I would be over the moon to have the access to the places that these two somehow got into. Sadly for me and many other whisky enthusiasts in the world outside of Australia, we don’t get to see these bottles all too often! Furthermore, the bottles run in the hundreds so the average entry line! So a little out of my price range but hopefully will get to taste more of what Tasmania has to offer one of these days!