Irish Distillers, makers of some of the world’s most enjoyed whiskeys, has unveiled the eagerly awaited Midleton Very Rare 2019, alongside the launch of the ‘1825 Room’, an online members’ programme for discerning whiskey lovers to delve further into the pinnacle of Irish whiskey. Continue reading “MIDLETON VERY RARE 2019 UNVEILED AS ONLINE MEMBERS’ PROGRAMME LAUNCHES WITH SALE OF RARE VINTAGES”
As many as you will know, the Trump administration and the European Union have been in a series of disputes over trade relations and anti-competition practices on both sides of the Atlantic, which has led to the EU and the US coming head to head in a retaliatory tariff stand off that has seen US Whiskeys hit with increased tariffs in the EU and Irish Whiskey firmly in the cross-hairs of the US’ next set of tariffs. Continue reading “Irish Whiskey Tries to Dodge Cross-hairs as US Cleared to Impose Tariffs on $7.5bn of EU Goods”
Earlier this year the Dublin Liberties Distilleries unveiled a new innovation project that saw the distillery collaborating with some of Ireland’s leading craft breweries to create The Dubliner Whiskey Beer Cask Series. The first edition of this series saw the Dublin Liberties Distillery finish their Dubliner Irish Whiskey in beer casks that formerly held Rascals Coffee Stout, O’Hara’s Irish Stout and Five Lamps’ Red Ale. Continue reading “Dubliner Beer Cask Series – Review”
It appears that the historic Powers Irish Whiskey brand is set for a full stylistic overhaul of their whiskey range, which may see the brand follow the stylistic aesthetics of the recent Powers ready to drink old fashioned cocktail. Continue reading “Powers Whiskey Look Set to Rebrand Current Range”
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’”
The Echlinville Distillery (County Down, Northern Ireland) has unveiled its highly anticipated award winning Dunville’s VR 18 Year Old Port Mourant Rum Finish Single Malt Irish Whiskey, which is quite possibly the best whiskey packaging we’ve ever seen in Irish Whiskey. Continue reading “Dunville’s Have Just Unveiled the Best Packaged Whiskey of the Year – 18 Year Old Port Mourant Rum Finish”
Join us this in this episode as Brian Greene and author Fionnán O’Connor deep dive into the documents that govern the regulations around Irish Whiskey, most notably, the Irish Whiskey Technical File. Continue reading “Episode 2.2 – Dissecting the Irish Whiskey Technical File – Brian Greene & Fionnán O’Connor”
Walsh Whiskey have been on the release trail this year with a number of different core expression variations, annual additions and travel retail exclusives, and they show no signs of stopping now.
This week we saw Walsh Whiskey release an Aer Rianta International (ARI) travel retail exclusive, to coincide with the Rugby World Cup kicking off in Japan this month. Continue reading “Writers Tears Launches Mizunara Japanese Oak Cask Finish – Travel Retail Exclusive”
Kilbeggan Distillery, is Ireland’s oldest licenced distillery. Operating today under the ownership of Beam Suntory, this micro distillery and visitors centre boasts two copper pot stills, that quietly produce some of the most interesting distillate in the country. Continue reading “Kilbeggan Distillery to Release Single Pot Still Whiskey”
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”
One of the most popular indie whiskey distilleries in the country – Dingle Distillery – has announced their new Master Distiller, who will take over operations in the Atlantic distillery from October 2019. Continue reading “Dingle Distillery Announces New Master Distiller”
Welcome to series two of Potstilled Radio!
Welcome back to our audio investigation into what makes the world of Irish whiskey tick.
In this episode, I sit down with the author of the #1 resource on single pot still whiskey history in Ireland, Fionnán O’Connor. Continue reading “Episode 2.1 – Malt Vs Mashbill – Fionnán O’Connor on Single Pot Still Whiskey”
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”
Killowen Distillery, which is owed and operated by Brendan Carty (pictured above), is Ireland’s smallest whiskey distillery, which is set in the heart of the Mourne Mountains, in County Down. Continue reading “Smallest Distillery in Ireland Launch New Spirits Range”
Jameson Irish Whiskey, which is produced by Irish Distillers in Midleton Distillery, has announced an exciting addition to its family of Irish whiskeys; Jameson Triple Triple.
Available exclusively in global travel retail from July, the new offering is a fresh take on the signature smoothness of Jameson that has been elevated through triple cask maturation – ideal for the adventurous whiskey drinker. Continue reading “IRISH DISTILLERS UNVEILS NEW TRAVEL RETAIL EXCLUSIVE – ‘JAMESON TRIPLE TRIPLE’”
While Powerscourt Distillery have been busy building and commissioning their fantastic new distillery, we sat down with Master Distiller, Noel Sweeney, to try some of the fantastic new range of whiskeys that they have sourced and released under the brand name ‘Fercullen’. Continue reading “Fercullen 10 Year Old Single Grain – A Review”
Early May this year, Chapelgate Whiskey founder, Louise McGuane, made headlines across the whiskey world, by being the first person in the world to release a whiskey that had been finished in both Tequila and Mezcal barrels. Not only was this a combined feat, it was also a first for any Irish whiskey to be finished in either of these barrels. Continue reading “JJ Corry Battalion Batch 2 – Don’t Believe Everything You Read”
To mark their first anniversary, Irishmalts.com are proud to partner with Clonakilty Distillery for the exclusive release of their first ever cask-strength whiskey, finished in Bordeaux red wine casks. Continue reading “Clonakilty Distillery’s First Cask Strength Release to Celebrate 1st Anniversary of IrishMalts.com”
To celebrate the launch of their new brand home and distillery, Diageo’s Roe & Co. have released a brand new whiskey which saw category giants collaborate with bartenders and industry professionals from Ireland to create a new blended whiskey that is designed to be intriguing both neat and in a cocktail. Continue reading “Roe & Co. Release New Curators’ Series to Toast New Distillery”
The Irishman Marsala Cask Single Malt is a Aer Rianta International exclusive, which means you will only be finding these expressions in Dublin and Cork Airports! Continue reading “The Irishman Single Malt Marsala Cask – Airport Exclusive”