The Ryan’s have been whiskey people for six generations. One generation or another has worked in some part of the whiskey business. By the early twentieth century the course was set for the Ryan family, to source, finish and bottle their very own whiskey. Today this twelve year old single malt is one of the many carefully selected whiskey’s the Ryan family have chosen; this endeavour has been led by Eunan Ryan, whilst other members of the family take care of working the family pub in Beggars Bush.[Read more…] about Jack Ryan 12 Year Old Single Malt – 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
Clonakilty Single Batch Double Oak whiskey has been finished in double oak casks since its conception, but now the team have decided to highlight the fact! A premium product matured in ex-bourbon casks, it is finished in virgin American oak; and shaved, toasted and re-charred ex-red wine European oak casks (NEOC)*.
This makes it the world’s first Irish whiskey to be finished in a NEOC cask.[Read more…] about Clonakilty Single Batch Double Oak Finish – Whiskey Review
The Whistler is range of single malts produced by Boann Distillery located in the beautiful Boyne Valley.
“Whistled into life one fabled New Year’s Eve, this whiskey has notes of family tradition and history.”[Read more…] about The Whistler 7 Year Old Blue Note – Whiskey Review
“All good things come in small packages” and this is certainly true of this very smart 35ml bottle. Only five thousand of these exist and we here at the Whiskey Trail HQ have truly fallen for this beauty from the Wild West.[Read more…] about Spade & Bushel 10-year-old Irish Whiskey – Whiskey Review
Jameson 18 Year Old Bow Street Cask Strength was launched earlier this year to much excitement; this whiskey is a rare release and is bottled only once per year, at cask strength. It is a unique blend of rare pot still and grain Irish whiskeys produced at the Midleton distillery. These whiskey’s were aged in a mix of sherry and bourbon barrels. They were married in the Midleton distillery in county cork before their final finishing of at least 6 months in fresh Bourbon barrels at the Jameson Distillery Bow Street in Dublin.[Read more…] about Jameson 18 Year Old Bow Street Cask Strength 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