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. Continue reading “Ireland’s Smallest Whiskey Distillery Continues Experimental Bonded Series with 10 Year Old Acacia Finished Whiskey”
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”
Glendalough have been busy in the last few months releasing a myriad of whiskeys, each more exciting than the last, its hard to know which way to look. From their first Pot Still release, being finished in Wicklow Irish Oak, to their 17 Year Old single malt finished for two years in Mizunara or ultimately, who could have missed the 25 year old single malt matured in Bourbon, Sherry and Irish oak. Safe to say there has been a lot to talk about with Glendalough in recent months. Continue reading “Glendalough Pot Still – A Must Buy”
Sit down with us this week as we chat to the founder of one of the smallest distilleries on the island of Ireland, Brendan Carty. Continue reading “Episode 2.4 – Killowen Distillery – Founder Brendan Carty”
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”
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”
Join us as we review Powerscourt Distillery’s Premium Blended Whiskey – The Fercullen. Continue reading “Fercullen Premium Blend – A Review”
10th June: The malt whiskey spirit has been flowing through the spirit safe at the Roe & Co Irish Whiskey distillery ahead of the doors opening on James’s Street in Dublin on 21st June, when guests will be welcomed into the visitor experience.
Inspired by one of the biggest names in Irish Whiskey in the 19th century, George Roe, the iconic Guinness Power Station has been regenerated into a new visitor experience and urban distillery. Tickets are on sale from today at ROEANDCOWHISKEY.COM.
Continue reading “Malt Whiskey Distilling Begins at Roe & Co. Ahead of Opening”
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. Continue reading “Episode 14 – Noel Sweeney, Master Distiller Powerscourt Distillery”
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. Continue reading “Episode 13 – Hinch Distillery Company -Michael Morris”
Every year the World Whiskies Awards organises rounds and rounds of blind tastings with panels of hand selected judges, all in the bid to discover which whiskies are the Best in the World. The awards ceremony took place last night, March 28th, on the eve of Whisky Live London, with the Irish making history, as they took the title for “World’s Best Single Malt” for the first time. Continue reading “Teeling Take Title for World’s Best Single Malt”
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. Continue reading “Episode 11 – An Advanced Look at the Dublin Liberties Distillery”
Dingle Whiskeys are some of the most sought after whiskeys on the Irish market at the moment, which is no surprise that their whiskeys sell out in all retailers from almost the moment they go on sale. This was no different for the recently released Dingle Whiskey, Single Pot Still Batch 2. This whiskey went on general sale in late 2018 and was sold out in a matter of days. Continue reading “Dingle Distillery – Single Pot Still Batch 2 Review”
As the members of the TTB in the United States work furiously to chip away at the label submission backlog of an estimated ten thousand labels, we are starting to see some real gems of Irish whiskeys appear, destined for the US market. Continue reading “Dingle Distillery – Single Malt Batch 4”
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. Continue reading “Episode 9 – Roe & Co. European Ambassador – Alan Mulvihill”
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. Continue reading “The Silkie Blended Irish Whiskey – A Review”
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 here in Dingle Distillery that we had a conversation over a whiskey (and a microphone) where 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. Continue reading “Episode 4: Dingle Distillery Master Distiller – Michael Walsh”
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. Continue reading “Dingle Whiskey Review”
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 Minke 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.
Continue reading “Episode 3: Clonakilty Distillery Founder – Michael Scully”