Each month of quarantine I am choosing my favourite whiskey to have graced my glass during that month. This month's Potstilled's Quarantine Whiskey of the Month is Writers' Tears Double Oak, a must have for any quarantine home bar
Sit down with Matt, Chief Editor of Potstilled, as he explores the Redbreast Dream Cask PX Edition for the first time, ahead of its launch.
Take a look at the latest expression from Glendalough's upcoming 'Connoisseur's Collection' a 25 Year Old Single malt, finished in Irish Oak, Only the second of its kind in modern Irish whiskey.
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.
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... Continue Reading →
Behind door #11 of Drinks By the Dram’s, Irish Whiskey Advent Calendar, is a firm favourite in the world of Irish whiskey, Teeling Small Batch.
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.
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 →
Join me in taking my first step into Drinks by the Drams Irish whiskey advent calendar to see what lay behind door number one on this twenty four day voyage.
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
Take an advanced look at the newest member of the spot range, Red Spot. Check out the tasting notes as well as having a cheeky sneak peak of the finished product, long before it hits the market!
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!
Blind drunk has more complex origins than just getting black out at a bar. Dive into an etymological rabbit hole with me and discover how alcohol can not only take away sight but also restore it.
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.
Taking a look at Midleton Dair Ghaelach. The first whiskey in over 100 years to be finished in Irish Oak.
Dair Ghaelach (which means "Irish oak" in Irish) is the new release from the Midleton pot still range. A premium pot still release that has been matured for 15-22 years in ex bourbon casks finished in virgin Irish oak for ten months. This is the first time in a very long time that Irish Oak... Continue Reading →
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 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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →