2020 was a first for the World Whiskies Awards which were held behind closed doors today, due to concerns over the COVID-19. Continue reading “World Whiskies Awards 2020 Winners & Irish Winners”
Usually when I travel for a Potstilled Radio interview, I average about 70km a trip to meet the interviewee. I the case of this episode I threw the average out the window and instead travelled over 7,000km from Dublin to Denver, Colorado to interview Talnua Distillery (Irish: New World) co-founder and head distiller Patrick Miller. Continue reading “Episode 2.8 – Talnua Distillery Co-Founder Patrick Miller – The First US Single Pot Still Distillery”
Irish Distillers, last night, officially launched their new 27 year old Redbreast Single Pot Still whiskey. This new permanent expression, will sit as the head of the core Redbreast family, and will deliver a differentiated flavour aspect to the rest of the core range. With whiskeys matured in ruby port barrels, the Irish Distillers’ team promise that this will bring new complexity and depth to the Redbreast range.
Continue reading “Redbreast Release New Core Range 27 Year Old”
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”
Sit down with us in this episode as we chat to PJ RIgney, the founder of The Shed Distillery, which was the first distillery in Connaught in over 101 years. In this episode we discuss The Shed’s Inaugural Drumshanbo Single Pot Still release, the first whiskey distilled and released from the distillery in county Leitrim. Continue reading “Episode 2.5 – The Shed Distillery Inaugural Pot Still Release – Founder PJ Rigney”
Join us in this episode as we sit down with Kevin Keenan, Co-Founder of Glendalough Distillery, as he brings us through some of the history of the company, their new release Pot Still Finished in Irish Oak and listen how he describes their two up coming releases a 17 year old in Mizunara and a 25 year old also in Irish Oak. Continue reading “Episode 2.3 – Glendalough Pot Still – Co-Founder Kevin Keenan”
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”
Glendalough Distillery have just announced the launch of their first ever Single Pot Still Whiskey, a non-age statement whiskey which has been finished in Irish Oak, sourced from the Wicklow mountains surrounding the distillery site. Continue reading “Glendalough Release Irish Oak Aged Pot Still Whiskey”
Irish Distillers, makers of some of the world’s most enjoyed whiskeys, has unveiled the eagerly awaited Midleton Very Rare 2019, alongside the launch of the ‘1825 Room’, an online members’ programme for discerning whiskey lovers to delve further into the pinnacle of Irish whiskey. Continue reading “MIDLETON VERY RARE 2019 UNVEILED AS ONLINE MEMBERS’ PROGRAMME LAUNCHES WITH SALE OF RARE VINTAGES”
It appears that the historic Powers Irish Whiskey brand is set for a full stylistic overhaul of their whiskey range, which may see the brand follow the stylistic aesthetics of the recent Powers ready to drink old fashioned cocktail. Continue reading “Powers Whiskey Look Set to Rebrand Current Range”
Join us this in this episode as Brian Greene and author Fionnán O’Connor deep dive into the documents that govern the regulations around Irish Whiskey, most notably, the Irish Whiskey Technical File. Continue reading “Episode 2.2 – Dissecting the Irish Whiskey Technical File – Brian Greene & Fionnán O’Connor”
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”
Kilbeggan Distillery, is Ireland’s oldest licenced distillery. Operating today under the ownership of Beam Suntory, this micro distillery and visitors centre boasts two copper pot stills, that quietly produce some of the most interesting distillate in the country. Continue reading “Kilbeggan Distillery to Release Single Pot Still Whiskey”
Welcome to series two of Potstilled Radio!
Welcome back to our audio investigation into what makes the world of Irish whiskey tick.
In this episode, I sit down with the author of the #1 resource on single pot still whiskey history in Ireland, Fionnán O’Connor. Continue reading “Episode 2.1 – Malt Vs Mashbill – Fionnán O’Connor on Single Pot Still Whiskey”
Teeling Whiskey Company have recently received approval from the United States’ Alcohol, Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) for their Dublin born Single Pot Still to enter the United States. Continue reading “Teeling’s Single Pot Still – Destined for the United States”
In April of this year, the first signs of a possible Redbreast rebrand appeared on the TTB’s approval forum online. This indicated that the world’s leading Single Pot Still Whiskey was going to get a face lift and that is exactly what happened. Continue reading “Redbreast Rebrands Core Range”
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”
To celebrate World Whiskey Day 2019, the folks at Irish Distillers, and Redbreast Whiskey have launched Midleton Distillery’s first ever Pedro Ximénez cask finished whiskey.
The Redbreast Dream Cask PX Edition is a 20 year old, single cask, Single Pot Still Irish whiskey that was created by Master Blender, Billy Leighton, in collaboration with blender, Dave McCabe. Continue reading “Redbreast Dream Cask 20 Year Old Pedro Ximénez Edition”
- 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”