Poitin is The Spirit of Ireland
A uniquely Irish spirit etched in the very fabric of Irish society and folklore. If you’ve never heard of poitín before, you are not on your own. Also known as poteen (pronounced potcheen), this clear spirit has been called many things over the years and is the inspiration in the origin of moonshine, it’s younger cousin in the United States.[Read more…] about Top 10 Irish Poitins aka Moonshine
The Rag Trader opened in August 2016 on Drury St in Dublin’s fashionable Creative Quarters. Drury’s street was once the rag trade district, with many warehouses and offices all concerned with the textile industry. The Rag Trader has taken this piece of Dublin history and run with it. The building itself was once a warehouse and today it houses a rather unique whiskey pub. They have managed to capture this period of time with the sympathetic renovation. The old world comes alive once you step through their door.[Read more…] about The Rag Trader Whiskey Bar
This is quite a unique and special single pot still whiskey. Thanks to our Irish regulations our whiskey has to be aged in wood; making no one wood specific to us, hence the ability to play around. This is the main mantra for the Method and Madness range. This pot still is finished in chestnut casks sourced from the Isére region in France.[Read more…] about Method & Madness Single Pot Still In Chestnut Whiskey Review
The Redbreast Lustau Edition is a unique collaboration between Midleton Distillery in County Cork and Bodegas Lustau in Jerez, Spain. Due to its immense popularity this expression has become part of the core range.
The nose is juicy yet complex. Delightful sherry notes sing out with the apricot tones which mingle quite nicely with the aromas of fresh figs, almonds and toasted oak with a lick of liquorice.[Read more…] about Redbreast Lustau Edition – Whiskey Review
The Whistler range of single malt whiskey’s was christened as such, as Patrick Cooney owner of Boann distillery is always whistling around the distillery and his family who work with him thought it would be a nice note to reflect this hobby in the first range of whiskey’s. The Whistler single malts stand out due to the careful selection of quality oloroso sherry casks used for finishing.[Read more…] about The Whistler 7 Year Old Cask Strength – Whiskey Review