The 16th of August marked a significant milestone in the 7 year journey of the Connacht Distillery, as they released the first expression of whiskey to be distilled at their own facility in Ballina, which was also the first whiskey spirit to be distilled in Mayo in over 150 years.
Join me as I sit down with William Stafford, Head Distiller of @CopelandDistill , as he tell us all about the formation of the distillery and the campaigns of Irish whiskey that they are undertaking with their unique distillery set up! Great to record and great listening! Tune in and feel free to share!
Fresh off the heals of the appointment of a New Master Distiller in the new Midleton Distillery, Irish Distillers have now appointed Katherine Condon as 'Distiller' in the distillery
Recently there have been many discussions around legislating for Irish brewers/distillers to only use Irish grown grain and I have written this to explain why I think that protectionist policies would be detrimental to the Irish whiskey industry
Killowen Distillery, Ireland's smallest whiskey distillery, have lauchned their second expression of the their "Experimental Bonded Series", a 10 year-old blended whiskey. This is the second expression in a series of experimental whiskeys that Killowen are set to release over the next two years.
Take a look at Potstilled's Best Value for Money Whiskey 2019 as well as the overall Best Whiskey of the Year 2019.
Join us as we review the liquid inside Glendalough's first Pot Still Whiskey, finished in Irish oak, and see why we believe that this whiskey is a must buy.
Listen in as we sit down with Brendan Carty, the Founder of Killowen distillery, one of Ireland's smallest and perhaps most interesting also. Brendan tells us all about how his plan is to resurrect lost historic mashbills and is the only distillery in Ireland using direct fire stills.
Join us as we review Powerscourt Distillery's Fercullen 10 Year Old Single Grain. 40% ABV, ex-bourbon matured with some great vanilla undertones with hints of pear and ripe berries.
Join us as we review Powerscourt Distillery's Fercullen Premium Blened Whiskey. 40% ABV, ex-bourbon matured with some delicious and crisp, vanilla, citrus and honey notes.
Diageo's Roe & Co distillery has officially started distilling ahead of its public launch later this month
Join us as we sit down with Noel Sweeney, the Master Distiller of Powerscourt Distillery, which is nestled in the grounds of the 3rd Best Private Garden in the world, Powerscourt Estate, in Co. Wicklow, Ireland.
In this episode, International Sales director for the Hinch Distillery, Michael Morris, at Japan's world renowned, food and drink's exhibition, Foodex.
In Japan, Michael took the time to sit down with us and talk us through their new brand that is launching globally with five new whiskeys, that cross the malt, blends and single pot still categories. This is an exciting new entrant for the Irish market as this marks the first sourced single pot still whiskey to enter the Irish market.
For the first time ever, an Irish whiskey has taken the title of World's Best Single Malt at the World Whiskies Awards, an accolade that is sure to boost an already soaring industry of Irish whiskey.
Join us for episode 11 of Potstilled Radio where we get a behind the scenes look at the new Dublin Liberties Distillery, which has just opened in the heart of the Dublin Liberties.
Master Distiller, Daryl McNally and Global Whiskeys Ambassador, Geoff Speiran, walk us through all of the amazing features of this new distillery in Dublin 8. They talk us through the fun aspects of launching a new distillery project as well as some of the trails and tribulations.
Read about one of the world's most sought after Irish whiskeys which hardly ever has its seal broken! Take a trip with us to discover what Dingle SPS Batch 2 tastes like and discover how the Dingle DNA is beginning to flourish.
Dingle Distillery's Single Malt Batch 4 coming early 2019. Check out the newest cask regiment inside!
Potstilled Radio is back for 2019 and we are kicking off the year with an interview with Diageo's European Ambassador for their first ever start up distillery, Roe & Co. Alan Mulvihill walks us through what it is like to work on Diageo's first ever start up team. Listen in to this very candid interview... Continue Reading →
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.
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.
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.
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.