The Silkie Blended Irish Whiskey – A Review

The Silkie Irish whiskey is the first independent bottling from the soon to be constructed Sliabh Liag Distillery in Co. Donegal. Plans are in place to have this distillery constructed at some point in 2019 and, here they will distill both single pot still and single malt whiskeys that will be triple distilled and peated, following the traditional peating of whiskey in the Donegal region.

Glendalough 13 Mizunara Cask – A Review

Well the guys at Drinks By the Dram aren’t sticking to the ol reliables when it comes to filling their Irish Whiskey Advent Calendar! Behind door number ten we have revealed a very exciting bottle of Glendalough’s 13-Year-Old Mizunara cask finished single malt.

Hyde 1938 No. 6 Sherry Finish – A Review

Hyde whiskey has been hot on the release trail over the last few years adding a number of different editions to their already impressive family range of whiskeys. Today we are reviewing Hyde 1938 No. 6 Sherry Cask Finish blend, which comes to us thanks to the guys at Drinks By the Dram, through their Irish whiskey Advent Calendar.

Advent #8 – Sadler’s Peaky Blinders

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 →

Advent #7 – Roe & Co. Whiskey

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 →

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.

Red Spot – A Review

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.

Advent #2 – Paddy Irish Whiskey

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 →

Green Spot Cask Strength Single Cask

Tonight saw the launch of the newest expression of the Mitchell & Sons/Irish Distillers Spot Range, Red Spot. The event took place in Mitchell's old bonding cellars under the streets of Merrion Square, where attendees were brought through the heritage of the Spot Range and introduced to the whiskey that has been absent from the... Continue Reading →

Episode 8 – Dublin Liberties Distillery – Darryl McNally & Geoff Speiran

Sit back, relax and join us as we sit down with two of the Dublin Liberties Distillery team, in our first ever double guest episode. In this episode we sit down with Darryl McNally the Director of Irish Whiskey and Geoff Speiran Global Whiskey Ambassador to talk all things about their company's new distillery venture... Continue Reading →

Episode 7 – Dick Mack’s Dingle – Finn Mac Donnell

Dick Mack's Pub in Dingle, County Kerry, is a traditional pub in, what is, the most Westerly town in Europe. While this seems like an unlikely location for a whiskey pilgrimage site, Dick Mack's, under the guidance of Finn Mac Donnell (and a helping hand from Peter White), has become one of Ireland's leading whiskey watering holes.

The Notorious’ Proper No. 12 Irish Whiskey

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.

Episode 4: Dingle Distillery Master Distiller – Michael Walsh

Welcome back WhiskeyPhiles to another Episode of Potstilled Radio.  This week we take a trip to the most westerly town in Ireland, Dingle, Co. Kerry. It was here that we sat down over a taoscán with the youngest Head Distiller in Ireland, Michael Walsh. It was during this conversation over a whiskey (and a microphone) that we discussed all things about the whiskeys future, how Michael rose to the position that he was in today and the insane prices that Dingle whiskeys are achieving at auction today. 

Teeling’s Single Pot Still – Marketing Launch of the Year

Few events this year have been as anticipated as the release of Teeling’s first Single Pot Still Whiskey, but wait no more, the whiskey is up for sale… at auction!   As I’m sure you all know, Teeling Whiskey’s spirit has just hit three years allowing it to be legally described as “Irish Whiskey”. Their first barrel that they are releasing to the general public is a very interesting, 50/50 (50% malted and 50% unmalted barley) Single Pot Still that has been aged exclusively in Muscat barrels.

An Investigation into Malt

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.

Dingle Whiskey Review

Dingle whiskeys are some of the most sought after whiskeys on the market right now. Although, due to their incredible commercial value, very few are being opened for actual consumption. This is why I sat down with Head Distiller, Michael Walsh, to taste through some of the past and present releases of Dingle Whiskey to highlight some of the actual flavours you will find in Dingle Whiskey.

Episode 3: Clonakilty Distillery Founder – Michael Scully

In Episode three I sit down with Michael Scully, the Founder of Clonakilty Distillery, in the active work-site of his future distillery. This week we diverged from the whiskey to have a chat over a glass of Silke gin. Whilst nosing the Rock Samphire, in the gin, we had an in-depth discussion about the future of the distillery, the revival of almost extinct malting barley varieties and the process of 'slow cutting' whiskey. Listen in to episode three to find out what the town of Clonakilty, County Cork, has in store for the future of Irish whiskey. 

Episode 2: Pearse Lyons Global Spirits Ambassador – Conor Ryan

Potstilled Radio is your independent Irish whiskey podcast, brought to you by Matt Healy, chief editor of Potstilled.com. In Episode 2, we sit down with Conor Ryan, the Global Spirits Ambassador for Pearse Lyons Distillery and discuss the amazing new own distilled whiskey coming from the Pearse Lyons Distillery, the future of the category and the amazing philanthropy of the late Dr. Lyons.  So grab a drink, sit back and listen to the second episode of Potstilled Radio, here. 

Episode 1: Slane Whiskey Founder – Alex Conyngham

Potstilled Radio is your independent Irish whiskey podcast. In this inaugural episode we sit down with Alex Conyngham, founder of Slane Whiskey to talk about the foundation of his new distillery, the partnership with Brown-Foreman and even rumours of ghosts in Slane Castle.  Listen to the first episode of Potstilled Radio, here. 

The Second Coming of Irish Whiskey

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.

Drink into the Unknown

Drink into the unknown with Potstilled.com and the Dylan Whiskey Bar Kilkenny for the first installment of a liquid voyage through one of our articles. Join in, in the bar, at home or just sit back, relax and join in on the conversation on Twitter @Potstilled_

Saint Patrick’s Day Gift Guide

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!

Irish Whiskey in America: the underdeveloped market

Irish whiskey is exploding at the moment but the market for Irish whiskey in the United States focuses primarily on blended whiskeys and a lot will need to happen before the category is able to chip away at the incredible lead that our Scottish cousins have in the single malt category.

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