This ‘Irish Car Bomb’ is a ridiculously insensitive and indeliciately named drink that is a staple in North America for the Saint Patrick’s Day season. Continue reading “Time to do Away with the Irish Car Bomb”
Katie and Anthony Sheehy, founders of Irish Whiskey Auctions, are excited to announce that the world’s rarest Irish whiskey is auctioning on Irish Whiskey Auctions today, Friday the 13th of March at 5.00PM.
Continue reading “Ireland’s Most Expensive Whiskey Ever Released Goes Under the Hammer on Irish Whiskey Auctions”
I don’t say this lightly… You have never tasted a whiskey like the Currach Irish Whiskey. When I was first approached by Origin Spirits’ Export Sales Manager, Stephen Randles, to try this whiskey, he informed me that he had an incredibly unique whiskey for me to try. My mind instantly raced to think of what it could be, and I thought of about 100 cask and liquid permutations and none came close to what Stephen handed me in that glass.
Continue reading “The Currach Seaweed Charred Cask Irish Whiskey – You haven’t tried a whiskey like this before…”
The results from the World Whiskies Awards 2020 were announced yesterday with a host of different whisk(e)y categories and styles from every whiskey producing country in the world being judged on a like for like basis. As always, there was a strong Irish contingent entered into the awards, that are judged in London. The whiskeys from Ireland were judged in the “Irish Whiskeys Category” which was broken down into a multitude of categories that sought to find the best Irish whiskeys in each category. Here are the list of winners. Continue reading “The Irish Victors at the World Whiskies Awards 2020”
2019 has been an absolutely fantastic year for the Irish Whiskey industry!
We saw the European Union finally ratify the Geographic Indication (GI) on Irish Whiskey, giving it legal protection and provenance within the EU and it is now upheld in a number of strategic associate nations, such as, Japan and China. Continue reading “Potstilled’s Whiskeys of the Year 2019”
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”