The results from the World Whiskies Awards 2020 were announced yesterday with a host of different whisk(e)y categories and styles from every whiskey producing country in the world being judged on a like for like basis. As always, there was a strong Irish contingent entered into the awards, that are judged in London. The whiskeys... Continue Reading →
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The Echlinville Distillery (County Down, Northern Ireland) has unveiled its highly anticipated award winning Dunville’s VR 18 Year Old Port Mourant Rum Finish Single Malt Irish Whiskey, which is quite possibly the best whiskey packaging we've ever seen in Irish Whiskey.
Join us as we review Powerscourt Distillery's 14 Year Old Single Malt - The Fercullen 14. 46% ABV, ex-bourbon matured with some delicious tropical fruit notes.
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.
On the 4th of the 4th the 4th Batch of Dingle Distillery's Single Malt range will be revealed to the public for the first time. Take an advanced look with us as we examine the new releases, their maturation regiments and what it means for Irish whiskey collectors around the globe.
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. Take a journey with me to try some of Galway's finest with Sonny Molloy's Redbreast 16 year old single cask
For the first time ever, an Irish whiskey has taken the title of World's Best Single Malt at the World Whiskies Awards, an accolade that is sure to boost an already soaring industry of Irish whiskey.
Join me as I take a look at my Irish Whiskey of the Year for the year 2018. This whiskey imbued quality, consistency and differentiation and this whiskey is going to be a permanent addition to my whiskey collection! Check out what whiskey I crowed my Whiskey of the Year 2018.
Read about one of the world's most sought after Irish whiskeys which hardly ever has its seal broken! Take a trip with us to discover what Dingle SPS Batch 2 tastes like and discover how the Dingle DNA is beginning to flourish.
Dingle Distillery's Single Malt Batch 4 coming early 2019. Check out the newest cask regiment inside!
Irish Distillers have announced a packaging re-fresh for their core range of Jameson expressions. The move has already been approved by US authorities, we expect to see these new packs rolled out soon.
Wild Geese are hitting the market once again with Untamed Irish Whiskey. This is their first release in some time and this time they are US bound with a Cask Strength blend.
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.
The newest release from Jameson's Caskmates program. Beau's Red Ale Caskmates finish, exclusive for the LCBO, in Ontario, Canada.
Imbibe with us as we take a journey through the glass of time to sample Hyde Whiskey's 1916 commemorative 6 Year Old Single Grain whiskey.
Take a sip with us as we explore Tully's long running 12 Year Old blended whiskey. A high pot still concentration with healthy sherry aging, this is a perfect Christmas taoscán
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 →
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... 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.
Take a journey with me as I examine the Redbreast 17 Year Old Single Cask, Cask Strength whiskey from the Palace bar, Dublin.
Writers Tears Copper Pot goes under the microscope for advent review #5
Few events this year have been as anticipated as the release of Teeling’s first Single Pot Still Whiskey, but wait no more, the whiskey is up for sale… at auction! As I’m sure you all know, Teeling Whiskey’s spirit has just hit three years allowing it to be legally described as “Irish Whiskey”. Their first barrel that they are releasing to the general public is a very interesting, 50/50 (50% malted and 50% unmalted barley) Single Pot Still that has been aged exclusively in Muscat barrels.
Explore why Matt believes that we should do away with the dram in Irish whiskey and embrace our own native culture when it comes to Irish whiskey.
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.
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
Ireland has a rich history that is intertwined with the distilling industry. Distilleries were huge sources of employment for everything from coopers to doctors. Distilling families in Ireland restored Christchurch Cathedral and even commissioned the Daniel O'Connell monument. As we are currently celebrating the centenary of the 1916 Easter Rising, I sat down with Fionnán O'Connor,... 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 →
Whiskey fans in the US, it's time to buy Irish Whiskey. With the recently announced Quantitative Easing plan announced my Mario Dragi in the European Central Bank €60 billion euro in assets are going to be purchased by the ECB and National Central Banks, each month until September 2016. A big side effect of QE is... 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 →
Non-age statement whiskies are very much a hot topic right now. This is a trend of releasing bottles of whisk(e)y with a fancy name instead of a year statements that has been becoming more and more prevalent with the global boom in whisk(e)y sales. This new/not so new trend, is causing lots of controversy and... Continue Reading →
Today in the 21st century the average person checks at least one form of social media within 15 minutes of waking up in the morning and there are over 890 million daily users of just Facebook alone. This is why all businesses know that to compete in this highly digital world they must have some... Continue Reading →