Take a daily journey with us through some of the best Irish whiskeys that this country has to offer in the seasonally themed Irish Whiskey Advent Calendar from Drinks By The Dram
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.
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!
Explore why Matt believes that we should do away with the dram in Irish whiskey and embrace our own native culture when it comes to Irish whiskey.
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.
A first look at the new Method and Madness whiskey range from Irish Distillers. The range takes innovative and exciting new leaps in the Irish whiskey world so come see what all the fuss is about
Christmas is a great time for gift giving and receiving. This is a quick whiskey gift guide for those looking for ideas for the whiskey lover in their life or a great link for dropping hints to your significant others!
The Irish Whiskey Awards 2016, took place in the Tullamore DEW distillery in Co. Offaly. Take a look at this consumer focused awards ceremony and the big winners for 2016
Redbreast whiskey is about to release the newest edition of its heavily sherried single pot still family. Join us as we examine the possibility that Redbreast is about to welcome a Lustau edition into the family.
Thus, this article is intended to debunk some of the common myths around Irish whiskey and to highlight some of things to look out for when buying Irish! If you're a connoisseur or a new arrival to the category you might find a lot of the things that are touted as gospel turn out to be common misconceptions.
The Irish Whiskey Society's 916 commemorative bottling, Marrowbone Lane, has won “Silver Outstanding” at the International Wines and Spirits Competition.
“The Famous Galway Bay Whiskey"is a ten year old single malt that has been launched exclusively for the Galway Whiskey Trail
Explore an early look into Boann Distillery. An exciting new distillery in the heart of the Boyne valley in County Meath.
Take a look into the two new trilogies from Jameson Irish whiskey. Appearing to be targeted at both travel and general retail markets, interesting things seem to be coming down the line for Jameson.
A look at the new Powers Three Swallow. Their newest mass scale edition to the Powers single pot still line.
A guide to Midleton's Very Rare whiskey. History, tasting notes and collectibility.
I sat down for a virtual interview with Eimear Kelleher, international graduate brand ambassador for Tullamore DEW, to talk about how the brand is being received in the land of opportunity. Tullamore DEW which was bought over by Scottish giants William Grant and Son’s in 2010 has had an exciting 12 months. The spirit made... Continue Reading →
Taking a look at Midleton Dair Ghaelach. The first whiskey in over 100 years to be finished in Irish Oak.
So summer is in the air and as is a brand new release from Irish Distillers and Mitchell and Sons! Green Spot finished in Bordeaux wine casks! Supposedly chosen due to their long history with the Irish, the Chateau Leoville Barton! (check out the background info on Barton here http://www.donnybrookfair.ie/files/pdf/history_of_barton_guestier.pdf) The launch of this new Green... Continue Reading →
So today I found myself flicking through the Irish Times business section and I was greeted with a quick caption article (see picture above) about how, drinks giant, Diageo had just purchased Bushmills distillery in Northern Ireland for £200million. A bargain basement price considering that they just sold, the same, Bushmills distillery to tequila giants... Continue Reading →
Many of us a very familiar with Paddy Whiskey. An affordable and tasty blend from Irish Distillers that lends it's name from its legendary salesman from Co. Cork Paddy Flaherty. Supposedly very generous with tasting samples but sold buckets of the stuff and ultimately was honoured with his name on the bottle and IDL certainly earned... Continue Reading →
So with the announcement of Whisky Magazine's World Whiskey Awards I thought I would put up my review of the World's best pot still Redbreast 15 year old. Now as I'm sure you've gathered from my previous posts and the title of this blog I am a huge pot still fan and I am absolutely... Continue Reading →
Whiskey fans in the US, it's time to buy Irish Whiskey. With the recently announced Quantitative Easing plan announced my Mario Dragi in the European Central Bank €60 billion euro in assets are going to be purchased by the ECB and National Central Banks, each month until September 2016. A big side effect of QE is... Continue Reading →
So we held our monthly tasting session last night so I'm going to post a quick round up and review of the bottles as well on a separate post. The theme of the evening was Irish whiskey, both pot still and single malt. The Whiskey Wankers is a group of students from the east coast... Continue Reading →
Non-age statement whiskies are very much a hot topic right now. This is a trend of releasing bottles of whisk(e)y with a fancy name instead of a year statements that has been becoming more and more prevalent with the global boom in whisk(e)y sales. This new/not so new trend, is causing lots of controversy and... Continue Reading →
Today in the 21st century the average person checks at least one form of social media within 15 minutes of waking up in the morning and there are over 890 million daily users of just Facebook alone. This is why all businesses know that to compete in this highly digital world they must have some... Continue Reading →
After spending a weekend in the city of Edinburgh I was pleasantly surprised to see that in a city that boasts no distilleries of its own, every bar has a reasonably priced and varied selection of Scotch whiskies, ranging from small to huge. I had a stark realisation that the bar industry in Scotland was... Continue Reading →