Earlier in October of this year, we brought you the story of a first for Irish whiskey, which took the form of a Single Malt whiskey that was fully matured in Hungarian Virgin Oak casks, released under the Dingle Distillery’s Founding Father’s program. This release’s name was ‘Zoltán’s Special #1’, now let us unveil ‘Zoltán’s Special #3′ a 12.5 year old Cask Strength whiskey from the first batch of whiskey distilled in Westmeath in over 50 years. Continue reading “Zoltán’s Special #3, Upcoming Super Limited Release – 12.5 Year Old Cask Strength Malt Hungarian Oak Finish”
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”
It is the time of year where we welcome to the results of the Irish Whiskey Awards once again. The Irish Whiskey Awards are one of the most important awards ceremonies for Irish Whiskey companies and it is certainly the only awards ceremony that sees the majority of the Irish Whiskey brands in attendance. Continue reading “Full List of Irish Whiskey Awards & Gold Medal 2019 Winners”
Today we saw the launch of Ireland’s first single malt whiskey matured fully in virgin Hungarian Oak, to go on limited edition sale in the Republic of Ireland. Continue reading “Ireland’s First Fully Matured Hungarian Oak Cask Single Malt is Released For Sale – Dingle Distillery Founding Fathers Zoltán’s Special #1”
Walsh Whiskey have been on the release trail this year with a number of different core expression variations, annual additions and travel retail exclusives, and they show no signs of stopping now.
This week we saw Walsh Whiskey release an Aer Rianta International (ARI) travel retail exclusive, to coincide with the Rugby World Cup kicking off in Japan this month. Continue reading “Writers Tears Launches Mizunara Japanese Oak Cask Finish – Travel Retail Exclusive”
CELTIC WHISKEY RELEASES EXTREMELY RARE ‘THE DINGLE CELT’ WHISKEY FOR AUCTION Continue reading “The Dingle Celt – Celtic Whiskey Shop Releases 18 Dingle Single Cask Bottles for Auction”
DOUBLE WHAMMY FOR THE DUBLIN LIBERTIES AS COPPER ALLEY WINS DOUBLE GOLD
Dublin Liberties Distillery is proud to announce that its Dublin Liberties Copper Alley 10 year old single malt, has won double gold at The International Spirits Challenge (ISC) 2019. Continue reading “Dubliner Copper Alley Wins Double Gold”
Join us as we review Powerscourt Distillery’s 14 Year Old Single Malt – The Fercullen 14. Continue reading “Fercullen 14 Year Old Single Malt – Review”
- A Blend of Single Pot Still and Malt Whiskeys
- Aged in Ex-Bourbon & Cognac Casks
- 46% ABV
- Non-Chill Filtered
- RRP €55 Ireland / $64.99 USA
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”
In what is a subtle but brilliant stroke of marketing genius, Dingle Distillery are revealing their long awaited Batch 4 Single Malt and Cask Strength to the world on the 4th of the 4th this year. If all the 4’s weren’t enough to entice you, well then how about the global first look at the newest expressions from one of the world’s most in demand Irish Single Malt ranges? Dingle has seen a whirlwind success with their annual batch releases that excite and entice fans of the Irish whiskey industry across the globe. Continue reading “Dingle Batch 4 Single Malt & Cask Strength Release”
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”
Potstilled.com has been a fantastic outlet for my musings in relation to the Irish whiskey industry over the last four years (it was our website’s birthday this week *woo*), it has given me opportunities to travel the length and breadth of the country, seeking out some of the best whiskeys that are created on this beautiful island of ours. Now, with March, the busiest period of the year for the whiskey industry, well and truly behind us for another year, I thought I would take a moment and reflect on some of the absolutely amazing whiskeys that I had the good fortune to try in 2018. Continue reading “Potstilled’s Whiskey of the Year 2018”
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”
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…
Continue reading “Glendalough 25 Year Old Single Malt – Irish Oak Finish”
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”
This whiskey was reviewed as a part of the Drinks By the Dram’s Irish whiskey Advent Calendar during the Christmas season of 2018. Thankfully the door on this particular day was good to me with a drop of Walsh Whiskey’s Irishman Single Malt whiskey. Bottled at 40% ABV this is the second Walsh Whiskey expression to make an appearance in the Advent Calendar, read our Writers’ Tears Copper Pot review here. Continue reading “Irishman Single Malt – A Review”
Well the guys at Drinks By the Dram aren’t sticking to the ol reliables when it comes to filling their Irish Whiskey Advent Calendar! Behind door number ten we have revealed a very exciting bottle of Glendalough’s 13-Year-Old Mizunara cask finished single malt. Continue reading “Glendalough 13 Mizunara Cask – A Review”