Redbreast Dream Cask 20 Year Old PX Edition – Tasting Notes

This year’s Redbreast Dream Cask Pedro Ximénez Edition has been one of the most hotly anticipated Irish Whiskey launches for World Whiskey Day 2019.

Deciding to launch once again on the global day that celebrates all categories of whiskey, gave the Redbreast team the opportunity to successfully build great anticipation for the next members only release, without any pertinent information being leaked ahead of time, which in today’s digital world is a feat to be applauded. Continue reading “Redbreast Dream Cask 20 Year Old PX Edition – Tasting Notes”

Glendalough 25 Year Old Single Malt – Irish Oak Finish

As many of you will know, the famed US government shut down has been temporarily been put on hold, federal workers are re-filling their posts and the cogs in the giant US government wheel, start to turn once more….. well for three weeks to be precise.

This shut down unfortunately made for big delays in Irish whiskey…
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That Boutique-y whisky company 8 Year Old Single Malt – A Review

If you don’t know these guys, they are an independent bottling company from Scotland that are affiliate of (if not directly owned by) Master of Malt. They purchase casks from distilleries across the globe, age them in whatever fun or crazy way they so desire and then usually release them at cask strength with fun graphic novel style labels with tonnes of in jokes and puns. Continue reading “That Boutique-y whisky company 8 Year Old Single Malt – A Review”

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. Continue reading “The Silkie Blended Irish Whiskey – A Review”

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 Irish whiskey landscape for over five decades. Although, it seems that another Spot release flew under the radar at this event. Continue reading “Green Spot Cask Strength Single Cask”

Advent #1 – Tullamore D.E.W. 18 Year Old

They say, that in life you only have one opportunity to make a first impression. And even then, it can be a challenge to make a good one at that.

When I received my Drinks By The Dram Irish Whiskey Advent Calendar, I wasn’t sure what to expect. A collection of 24 random Irish whiskeys could literally generate any number of good, bad or indifferent experiences when you crack open that first door. The first impression is incredibly important for a project like this, it’s a sizable treat for yourself or another. Continue reading “Advent #1 – Tullamore D.E.W. 18 Year Old”

The Irish Whiskey Advent Calendar

Halloween is over, and the Christmas season has officially begun. I for one am a big fan of the holiday season, as I pen this article, I am adorned in my favourite Christmas themed shirt and sweatshirt. Why so early in November you might ask? Well, it is because the lovely folks at Drinks By The Dram have been kind enough to choose Potstilled.com as one of their recipients for their beautifully themed Irish Whiskey Advent Calendar. Continue reading “The Irish Whiskey Advent Calendar”

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 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 todayContinue reading “Episode 4: Dingle Distillery Master Distiller – Michael Walsh”