Teeling Brabazon 2 – Review

Behind door # 18 in the Drinks By the Dram, Irish Whiskey Advent Calendar we have the much sought after, Teeling Brabazon Batch 2. Take a journey with me as I sample one of my favourite whiskeys yet in this series.

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.

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 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. 

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.

Whiskey Christmas Gift Guide

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!

Redbreast Lustau Edition

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.

Irish Whiskey; Myth or Fact

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.

Jameson’s New Trilogies

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.

New Green Spot on the horizon

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 →

Old Pulteney 12 – A Review

So I've strayed away from the Old Pulteney range ever since I smashed a bottle of the 21 year old on the floor, in the bar I used to manage in Vancouver, when loading in new inventory.... I know..... Thankfully though, I was doing a good enough job there not to get in any real... Continue Reading →

Macallan Gold – A Review

So I have sold a tonne of Macallan gold but never actually tried it myself. Macallan's 1824 series sees the Gold officially as the baby of the group. They brought back the sherry finish/maturation that made them famous after the awful reputation that the fine oak series awarded them. The gold replaced the 10 year... Continue Reading →

Glen Grant 10 – A review

Roommate brought this home from the duty free in Switzerland. Not usually a dram I would have jumped out for but cant say no to a friend offering a dram! Colour: Straw Yellow Nose: Candyhop sweetness, hints of toffee and stewed apples. Palate: Light open, tofee sweetness, subdued spice, malt and pears Finish: Long dry... Continue Reading →

Aberlour 10 – A Review

Very approachable, entry level dram. On special in the pub this weekend for the Ireland vs Scotland game. Couldn't say no to a glass or two at knockdown prices! Colour: Rich gold. Nose: Sweetness upfront, fruit, toffee and nuts. Palate: Full bodied. Spice up front, caramel, sherry sweetness & thick malty taste. Finish: Medium finish.... Continue Reading →

Redbreast 15 – Review

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 →

Abelour A’Bunadh – A Review

So with all the talk of Quarter Cask and A'bunadh convincing so many staunch anti-NAS fanatics I felt like I ought to give this at least a try! Had this dram in the lovely Albanch bar on the Royal Mile in Edinburgh. Abelour A'bunadh - Batch 47. 60.7% Abv Nose: ripe fruits, strong alcohol presence, raisins,... Continue Reading →

Cadenhead’s Small Batch Little Mill – Review

Colour: Amber gold. Nose (without water) : Toasted nuts, nugat, honey comb, hint of raisins. Palate (w/o water): Delicate open, toasted wood, walnut, bourbon sweetness, light sherry influence, Finish (w/o water): beautiful lingering of toasted wood, burnt sugar, slight lingering spice and finally some light sherry notes. ==== Nose (with water): Sweet honeycomb, nut, toasted wood, raisin/sherry completely gone.... Continue Reading →

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