Episode 2.3 – Glendalough Pot Still – Co-Founder Kevin Keenan

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”

Full List of Irish Whiskey Awards & Gold Medal 2019 Winners

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”

MIDLETON VERY RARE 2019 UNVEILED AS ONLINE MEMBERS’ PROGRAMME LAUNCHES WITH SALE OF RARE VINTAGES

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”

Writers Tears Launches Mizunara Japanese Oak Cask Finish – Travel Retail Exclusive

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”

Episode 2.1 – Malt Vs Mashbill – Fionnán O’Connor on 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”

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”

Redbreast Dream Cask 20 Year Old Pedro Ximénez Edition

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”

Episode 13 – Hinch Distillery Company -Michael Morris

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”

Sonny Molloy’s Redbreast 16 Year Old Single Cask – A Review

They say that history is cyclical, that humans are doomed to repeat themselves if we do not learn from those who have gone before us. Well this is one instance that I am delighted history is repeating itself. Once again bars are curating their own stocks of whiskeys from some of Ireland’s best distilleries. Continue reading “Sonny Molloy’s Redbreast 16 Year Old Single Cask – A Review”

Dingle Distillery – Single Pot Still Batch 2 Review

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”

The Palace Bar – Redbreast 17 Single Cask

The Palace Bar, in my opinion, is one of Dublin’s finest Victorian public houses. Nestled on the busy corner of Fleet Street, leading to Temple Bar, The Palace Bar has been delighting Dublin’s imbibers for the last two centuries. Opened in 1823 this establishment was operated by the Ryan family until its assumption by the current proprietors, the Aherns, in the 1940’s. This has been the watering hole of choice for many literary greats throughout the years and has had a long and deeply entwined history with whiskey in Dublin. Continue reading “The Palace Bar – Redbreast 17 Single Cask”