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”

Roe & Co. Release New Curators’ Series to Toast New Distillery

To celebrate the launch of their new brand home and distillery, Diageo’s Roe & Co. have released a brand new whiskey which saw category giants collaborate with bartenders and industry professionals from Ireland to create a new blended whiskey that is designed to be intriguing both neat and in a cocktail. Continue reading “Roe & Co. Release New Curators’ Series to Toast New Distillery”

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”

JJ Corry Releases World’s First Tequila & Mezcal Inspired Whiskey

J.J. Corry  Irish  Whiskey, Ireland’s  first modern whiskey bonder, has launched The Battalion, a blended Irish Whiskey with Mezcal and Tequila cask influence.

The Battalion is a 60% 9 Year old Grain and 40% 13 Year old Malt Blend bottled at 41%.

Batch 1 will consist of an edition of 700 bottles in 500ml format with an RRP of 65 euro. 

Continue reading “JJ Corry Releases World’s First Tequila & Mezcal Inspired Whiskey”

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”

Dingle Batch 4 Single Malt & Cask Strength Release

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”

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”

Teeling Take Title for World’s Best Single Malt

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’s Whiskey of the Year 2018

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”

Episode 12 – Chapelgate Whiskey Founder – Louise Mc Guane

In this episode, Chapelgate Irish whiskey company founder, Louise Mc Guane, sits down with us and talks us through the foundation of JJ Corry Irish whiskey and the trials and tribulations that she faced while reviving Ireland’s lost history of whiskey bonding. As a little bonus, Louise announced for the first time, globally, her plans to honor the Saint Patrick’s Battalion, with a brand new JJ Corry expression. Continue reading “Episode 12 – Chapelgate Whiskey Founder – Louise Mc Guane”

Jameson Whiskey’s Newest Caskmates Collaborations

Irish whiskey giant, Jameson Irish Whiskey, are quickly growing their supporter base of beer cask whiskey finished series, ‘Caskmates’. This overnight success has seen an estimated quarter million 9litre case increase for the behemoth of the category. A fantastic feat when they have seen almost no cannibalization of their Jameson ‘original’ market share either. Continue reading “Jameson Whiskey’s Newest Caskmates Collaborations”